We found this curiosity leaning up against a sapling there on the branch. Its a wooden pole, about 6.5' tall with two metal plates bolted to the end. It appears to be some sort of brace (possibly from a line pole?), but we couln't figure it out. Any ideas? Let me know - cpl_clegg@yahoo.com UPDATE 03/08/2004: While sitting in a traffic light at Edmonston Rd. & Rt. 355 in Rockville, MD, I noticed one of these on a telephone pole. It was fastened to a bracket at the top of the pole on one end, and the other end fastened to a cable keeping tension on the pole, which was then anchored into the ground. I guess that it's used as a sort of insulator? Mystery solved.


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  • Phil on 2015-Jan-02 16:54:41 Phil said

    t would be called a "queens arm." It directs the down guy direction straight down from the end point of the arm. Otherwise the down guy's angle may extend to point of interference...

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