Giant transformers get escort from Medina to Royalton
Photos by Ginny Kropf
MEDINA – One of two giant transformers makes its way down Park Avenue in Medina after leaving the railroad at the Pickle Factory, enroute to a new switching station being built on Route 93 in the town of Royalton by National Grid and the New York State Power Authority. The oversize loads, which only moved at 10 miles per hour, held up traffic on Salt Works Road and west on Maple Ridge Road to Gasport Road.
Two transformers, each weighing more than 800,000 pounds, inch their way down Park Avenue Wednesday morning. They had been previously transported down the railroad and stored at the Pickle Factory, waiting to be loaded onto lowboys and then escorted to their destination on Route 93.
One of two transformers, each weighing more than 800,000 pounds, makes it way around the corner from Park Avenue to Salt Works Road Wednesday morning. The trucks were expected to hold up traffic on Maple Ridge Road to Gasport Road until 3 p.m.