Engineering:Adziogol Lighthouse

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Adziogol Lighthouse
Adziogol hyperboloid Lighthouse by Vladimir Shukhov 1911.jpg
Adziogol Lighthouse, 1911
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LocationKherson Oblast
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] : 46°29′32.54″N 32°13′57.35″E / 46.4923722°N 32.2325972°E / 46.4923722; 32.2325972
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionskeletal steel
Tower shapecircular hyperboloid tower with central cylinder, double balcony and lantern
Markingsred tower
Tower height211 feet (64 m)[1]
Focal height221 feet (67 m)[2]
Range19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi)
CharacteristicF W on request, visible only on range line
Ukraine numberUA-1001
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The Adziogol Lighthouse[3] (Ukrainian: Аджигольський маяк), also known as Stanislav–Adzhyhol Lighthouse or Stanislav Range Rear light, is one of two vertical lattice hyperboloid structures of steel bars, serving as active lighthouses in Dnieper Estuary, Ukraine . It is located about 30 km (19 mi) west of the city of Kherson. At a height of 211 feet (64 m), it is the sixteenth-tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world[4] as well as the tallest in Ukraine.

Adziogol Lighthouse in 2015


It is located on a concrete pier on a tiny islet in the combined Dnieper-Bug Estuary, which extends eastward into the Dnieper Estuary, a part of the Dnieper River delta, about 2.5 km (1.6 mi) north of the village of Rybalche (Skadovsk Raion) and south of the Cape of Adzhyhol, for which it is named. Together with the Stanislav Range Front Light (Small Adzhyhol Lighthouse), it serves as a range light, guiding ships entering the Dnieper River or the Southern Buh River within the vast Dnieper-Bug Estuary.


The lighthouse was designed in 1910[5] and built in 1911 by Vladimir Shukhov. The one-story keeper's house sits inside the base of the tower.

The site of the tower is accessible only by boat. The site is open to the public but the tower is closed.

See also


  1. According to List of Lights. 210 feet (64 m) according to The Lighthouse Directory. 68 metres (223 ft) according to Great Buildings.
  2. According to List of Lights. 220 feet (67 m) according to The Lighthouse Directory.
  3. Avery, Derek (2003). Victorian and Edwardian Architecture. London: Chaucer. p. 136. 
  4. Rowlett, Russ. "The Tallest Lighthouses". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  5. Suchov, Vladimir Grigor'evic (2003) (in German). Berechnung eines Leuchtturms mit bis zu 68 m lichter Höhe nach dem System des Ingenieurs V. G. Suchov. Universität Stuttgart. doi:10.18419/opus-5872. 

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