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Video Gallery

CapX2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse project
The 156-mile project was completed in September, 2016.

Bird Diverter Installation
A helicopter is used to install bird diverters on the CapX2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse project.

CapX2020 Fargo-St. Cloud-Monticello project
The 240-mile project runs from Monticello, Minnesota to Mapleton, North Dakota.

CapX2020 Brookings County-Hampton project
The 250-mile project runs from a new substation near Brookings, South Dakota and the Hampton Substation in Hampton, Minnesota.

CapX2020 Mississippi River construction
CapX2020 crews construct a triple circuit transmission line across the Mississippi River between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

CapX2020 interphase spacer installation
Crews on the CapX2020 Brookings County-Hampton 345 kV transmission line project installed interphase spacers on September 22, 2014. The spacers are designed to prevent galloping.

CapX2020 Briggs Road transformer move
Rosemount based Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul, Inc. used a 14-axle self-propelled trailer that is run remotely to transport a 378,000 pound CapX2020 Briggs Road Transformer almost 7 miles from a rail siding.

CapX2020 North Rochester transformer move
A 542,000 pound transformer is moved into the new North Rochester Substation near Pine Island. The transformer is part of the CapX2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse transmission line project.

CapX2020 economic benefits
Learn about the significant local economic benefits of the CapX2020 transmission construction projects.

Drilled pier foundation construction

CapX2020 construction matting
CapX2020 civil construction crews use matting during transmission line construction for several reasons: it minimizes impact to vegetation and wetlands; lessens environmental impacts; alleviates compaction to farm fields; provides a safe, work platform; and allows access to challenging terrain.

CapX2020 transmission line construction using a helicopter
Get a bird’s-eye view of transmission line construction on the CapX2020 Monticello-St. Cloud 345 kV project. During summer 2011, a helicopter was used to pull wire and install spacers and bird diverters on the 28-mile line being built along Interstate 94 just northwest of Minneapolis.

CapX2020 sets transmission structure in a wetland
During January 2011 construction of the CapX2020 Monticello-St. Cloud 345 kV transmission line, a heavy-lift helicopter was used to set a 150-foot steel structure in an environmentally sensitive wetland. The site was fully restored following construction work in March 2011.

CapX2020 implosive connection devices
Demonstration of implosive devices used to splice high voltage electric transmission lines, such as those used on the CapX2020 projects.

Steel pilings foundation
CapX2020 crews install a steel piling foundation on the Fargo-St. Cloud project. This type of foundation is typically used when soil is unstable such as in a wetland.