19. Thorn Alpha 4

Spotted on the A6 Duffield Road in Allestree.

What I think happened: The 10 m concrete column has been hit by a vehicle - perhaps as a result of them driving too fast and losing control on the bend - ironically the column carried a sign to warn about the possibility of mobile safety cameras on this road! The column is cracked around the base, and a good portion of the column shaft (along with the sleeve) have been removed in preparation for the column's removal. A new 10 m tubular steel column supporting a Philips 'Iridium' SGS 254 has been installed alongside - once the service gets transferred to the new column, the remains of the old one can be removed. The original Stanton door has been replaced with a replacement one as a temporary measure until there is no longer a live supply in the column.


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