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10. December 2010

"Roter Sand" Lighthouse becomes an historic civil engineering monument

This lighthouse situated in the outer Weser river is being awarded the status of "historic monument of the civil engineering heritage in Germany" for its 125th jubilee.

The "Roter Sand" (red sand) lighthouse was the first fixed light in open sea that was constructed using the caisson method on quicksand. It is considered to be the world's first offshore structure.

The hydraulic engineers involved provided pioneering work in this field of engineering by creating a groundbreaking structure. Looking back, it can be considered to be a forerunner to current developments in offshore wind power technology.

Series of publications on the historic monuments of civil the engineering heritage in Germany...

Further information on historic civil engineering monuments...