Making wooden ladders


San Francisco is the only city in the US that still uses wooden ladders for their fire trucks, because they don't conduct electricity and there are so many low-hanging high-voltage power lines everywhere. This video about the shop that makes them, the same way for a hundred years, shows how good craftsmanship can sometimes yield a better result that technological advances.

Wow! ....I did not realize that SF still used wooden ladders. After reading the paragraph above I can understand why....

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