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Mannheim Tower Testing Station - Pylon 2
Freileitungsmastpr├╝fanlage Mannheim

Schafweide
Mannheim Germany

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1959
  Finished1959
Building Uses
 - science
Structural Types
 - truss tower
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire213 ft

Description
- Owner: ABB Group (Asea Brown Boveri Group)

- Tower Testing Station Mannheim is a facility for testing static properties of electricity pylons. A pylon is built up on the test bed. From the two towers, which form with the test bed an angle of 90 degrees, ropes are pulled toward the pylon, and then via winches pushing forces are put on the pylon in he test bed. Its reaction toward this forces are registred.

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