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Buker and Knudtzon Author T&D World Article on Modernizing a 100-Year-Old Transmission Line

Updating a transmission line built 100 years ago is a journey through history. From a custom conductor built a century ago to unique hardware, updating the long span — a 5,010-foot, 161-kV transmission line across the Little Tennessee River — for Brookfield Smoky Mountain Transmission LLC was an interesting, storied experience for our power transmission team.

Jimmy Buker and Deborah Knudtzon share the design experience, along with some of Brookfield’s captivating photos from the line’s original construction, in the T&D World article How To Teach An Old Line New Tricks.