How Tall Is a Telephone Pole?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 9:59:47 AM ET
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The standard height of a utility pole is 35 feet. However, utility poles may range in height between 20 and 100 feet. Utility pole bases are placed below ground within 6 feet of a structure.

Utility pole is a term used to refer to transmission poles, telephone poles and power poles. Utility poles are made of wood, steel or fiberglass. Wooden utility poles typically last between 30 and 40 years. Douglas fir is a tree commonly used to make wooden utility poles. Utility poles are typically placed 125 feet apart and may carry between 4.5 and 33 kilovolts in excess of 30 miles.