Change List for this Rule


General Order 95


Section IV


Strength Requirements for All Classes of Lines


44.1    Installation and Reconstruction


Lines and elements of lines, upon installation or reconstruction, shall provide as a minimum the safety factors specified in Table 4 for vertical loads and loads transverse to lines and for loads longitudinal to lines except where longitudinal loads are balanced or where there are changes in grade of construction (see Rules 47.3 , 47.4 and 47.5 ).  The design shall consider the structural loading and mechanical strength requirements of all supply and communication facilities planned to occupy the structure.  For purposes of this rule, the term “planned” applies to the facilities intended to occupy the structure that are actually known to the constructing company at the time of design.


Note:      Revised January 13, 2006 by Decision No. 05-01-030 and January 12, 2012 by Decision No. 12-01-032