|Original tower in Spring Hill|
|Original tower southwest of Jasper|
There were originally two power lines that the plant served. One line went all the way to Jasper, Florida. The other went to Pinellas County. Some of the original steel lattice towers, built in the 1920's, are still standing on both lines. They are almost one-hundred years old which is amazing.
Regarding the Jasper transmission line, about half of it from Inglis to Fort White was demolished decades ago and a new line was built in its place. From Fort White to Jasper, most of the original towers and transmission line still stand. Also, remnants of original 1920's structures still exist at the Fort White and Jasper substations.
Regarding the Pinellas County line, about three quarters of the original lattice towers are gone. There are, however, several substations built in the 20's along that line that still remain. The part of the line that still exists, with the original lattice towers, is mainly in Citrus County. However, I expect all of them to be completely replaced soon, perhaps within a year. As I said above, the towers are almost one-hundred years old. In addition, Progress Energy had a plan to replace and upgrade the entire line a few years ago when the Levy County nuclear plant was proposed. This upgrade may still be in the works for the new gas plant to be built in Crystal River.
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View this pic of Florida Power's electric system showing both the Inglis 115-kv lines and the Higgins-Fort Meade 115-kv line (another post:)https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/5344
View pictures of the plant being built here: https://www.floridamemory.com/solr-search/results/?q=%28%22Inglis%20%5C%28Fla%5C%29%5C-%5C-Buildings%2C%20structures%2C%20etc%22%20OR%20tt%3A%22Inglis%20%5C%28Fla%5C%29%5C-%5C-Buildings%2C%20structures%2C%20etc%22%5E10%29%20AND%20collection%3A%22Florida%20Photographic%20Collection%22&searchbox=1&query=%22Inglis%20%28Fla%29--Buildings%2C%20structures%2C%20etc%22&year=&gallery=0&search-type=