Matt Weldon

Matt Weldon

Posted on 02/08/2014

Photo taken on April 22, 2013

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Old City Light and Power, Indiana Michigan Power Utility Pole

Old City Light and Power, Indiana Michigan Power Utility Pole
A shot of an old City Light and Power, Indiana Michigan Power utility pole in the neighborhood of Spy Run in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Small sections of Spy Run and sections of Northside are the last two neighborhoods in Fort Wayne to have some of the old CL&P/I&M poles still up in service. However, the last year the old poles have been upgraded in the Northside Neighborhood in most sections.

This shot shows two CD 218 Hemingray-660s on the bottom City Light and Power buckarms. Looks like one maybe both transformers are not in use anymore.This is also the first pole I've seen were steel pins are in use for the old City Light and power crossarms. The nearly full moon was a nice bonus with the late evening lighting.

Before March 1, 1975 the top crossarm would of been I&M while the bottom two buckarms CL&P. After that date, I&M leased from CL&P for 35 years until on February 28, 2010, I&M would eventually become the exclusive electric service provider for Fort Wayne.

AstroElectric, Qwerty Cody, Vertryn Power And Light, Lewis Perkins and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo

7 comments - The latest ones
David Dahle
David Dahle
It's not very often one gets to see two separate utilities' lines on the same pole like so.
4 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to David Dahle
Before 1975 I remember my parents going for Indiana Michigan Power Company for our electricity. We did have both choices though since we lived in the city.
4 years ago.
Justin S
Justin S
That's a nice old pole there.
4 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to Justin S
4 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Great shot there! Those old CL&P/I&M poles sure have a lot of character to them. Good thing you're getting pictures of them before they are gone!
4 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to Power Lines
Thanks! I will slowly keep posting some more of them.
4 years ago.
Matt Weldon
Matt Weldon
Update: All old City Light & Power Poles are all replaced throughout Fort Wayne.
4 years ago.