A Long Span of Wire

Article taken from The Woodland Daily Democrat, California, July 22, 1892

It is claimed that the longest span of telephone wire is across the Ohio river between Portsmouth, Ohio and South Portsmouth, Kentucky.

The wires at this point span the river from a pole on the Ohio side, measuring 102 feet above ground, to the Kentucky hills on the opposite side, the distance being 3,773 feet between poles.  The wire is made of steel and its size is No. 12 gauge.

Philadelphia Ledger