Historical information

Item show corrosion of part of the eye bolt that supports the overhead in Wendouree Parade that has occurred primarily around the screw thread. Also shows how the span wire is terminated around a thimble that is fitted to the eye bolt. The item was probably erected by the SEC during the mid-1930s and replaced by the BTM 2024. Salvaged from Wendouree Parade during overhead span wire replacement and repair work in March 2024 undertaken by the BTM. See also item 9019 for a corroded section of span wire around insulators.


Demonstrates a corroded eye bolt and associated parts.

Physical description

Overhead equipment - galvanised eye bolt with screw thread - partly corroded with left over wire around a galvanised thimble