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Powerline Maintenance Guys Work Like Tightrope Walkers in the Sky (Photos)

Did you know that power lines can hold people’s weight, and that you can walk on them without getting electrocuted?

I didn’t til I saw these thrilling photos of the maintenance work done high above the canola fields by these extreme “tightrope walkers.”

Workers were checking the power line. (Image: Xinhua. net))
Workers checking the powerlines. (Image: Weibo.com)

Not a nice job for people with acrophobia. (Image: Xinhua. net)
Not a nice job for people with acrophobia. (Image: Weibo.com)

On March 16, the maintenance men of the State Grid corporation carried out a long-term check of the powerlines above the Han River, which is the largest tributary of the Yangtze River, according to the QQ news.

They bravely walked along the lines about 400 feet above from the ground

using all kinds of high-altitude electrical equipment, and checking for hidden problems or things that need replacing.

Work to the Xtreme. (Image: Xinhua. net)
Working in extreme conditions. (Image: Weibo.com)

These powerlines are part of the backbone of Central China‘s power grid system, which bears the responsibility of shunting and loading the electricity supply between North and South China.

Down below is the Han river, which is the largest tributary of China's Yangtze River.
Down below is the Han River, which is the largest tributary of the Yangtze River. (Image: QQ.com)

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