Ask Chris: The Streetlights Where the 5 and 91 Freeways Meet Are Extremely Tall. How Do Workers Replace the Bulbs?

Our in-house historian has the answer

Spider-Man is not on Caltrans’ payroll. Instead of climbing 160 feet to reach the light, workers open a latch at the pole’s base, flipping on a motorized winch with a cable that brings the lamp to the ground. They swap the bulbs on terra firma before sending the housing back up the pole.