TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Crews from Duke Energy are working to remove old transmission line towers and wiring in the wetlands of Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area Friday.
Residents driving by the area may notice a helicopter flying low as the crews work to remove five of the seven 50-foot tall towers in the area. Sheriff’s Deputies are also directing traffic in the area to allow workers space to safely complete the removal.
Duke Energy spokesman Rick Burger says the remaining two towers will be used to build nesting platforms for bald eagles in the area. That work will take place next Tuesday weather permitting.
The line being removed spans roughly 1,000 feet in the floodplain along the Wabash River.
Burger added that crews working today may finish the removal, but could stop early should the heat index rise to unsafe levels due to the amount of equipment worn by workers while completing this project.