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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:14 PM

Danes move 120-year-old lighthouse back from eroding coast


Updated 8:43 am CDT, Tuesday, October 22, 2019



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The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse is being moved in Jutland, Denmark, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. A 120-year-old lighthouse has been put on wheels and rails to attempt to move it some 80 meters (263 feet) away from the North Sea, which has been eroding the coastline of northwestern Denmark. When the 23-meter (76 feet) tall Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was first lit, in 1990, it was roughly 200 meters (656 feet) from the coast; now it is only about 6 meters away. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) A 120-year-old lighthouse was put on wheels and rails and moved back from the eroding North Sea coastline in northwestern Denmark on Tuesday.

The now-defunct Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was moved 70 meters (300 feet) inland, said Kjeld Pedersen, the mason in charge of the move, which took less than the expected 10 hours. Concrete will now be poured around the base of the roughly 1,000-ton structure.

The lighthouse is 23 meters (76 feet) tall and sits atop a cliff 60 meters (200 feet) above sea level.

When it first went into service in 1900, it was roughly 200 meters (656 feet) from the shore. But steady erosion meant that, by the time the move started on Tuesday morning, it was only about 6 meters (19 feet) away.

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https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Danes-try-to-move-120-year-old-lighthouse-from-14552159.php

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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:22 PM

1. Interesting - lighthouse move back due to erosion..so many of the

lighthouses on Cape Cod have been moved back as well..growing up in Mass. a visit to a lighthouse made me want to live in one...

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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:25 PM

2. Cape Hatteras lighthouse was moved 20 yrs ago.

We were there watching the day they set it in place.

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