Category:Screw-pile lighthouses

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English: Screw-pile lighthouses stand on piles that are screwed into sandy or muddy sea or river bottoms. The first screw-pile lighthouse was built by blind Irish engineer Alexander Mitchell. It was constructed in 1838 at the mouth of the Thames and was known as the Maplin Sands lighthouse.
Español: Los faros sobre pilotes de rosca se apoyan en pilas que se enroscan en fondos marinos o fluviales de tipo arenoso o arcilloso. El primer faro de este tipo (el Faro de Maplin Sands) fue diseñado y construido por el ingeniero invidente, norirlandés Alexander Mitchell entre 1838 y 1841 en la desembocadura del Támesis.


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