Additionally guyed tower

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An additionally guyed tower is a free-standing tower, which is also additionally guyed.

An additional guying can be temporarily or permanently. Temporarily additional guying is used when work on static relevant parts of the tower is done. A permanent guying is attached when the construction has to withstand strong forces in a certain direction — for example, some types of electricity pylon where the conductors change their direction or terminate. Towers carrying horizontally spun wire antennas are sometimes additionally guyed. Sometimes towers in windy areas are additionally guyed in order to withstand increased strain.

The main advantage of additional guying is that it is cheaper than building a completely free-standing tower, which can withstand the same force. Further, it allows for very easy upgrading of existing structures. The disadvantage of additional guying is that it requires much more ground space and that the guy basements handicap the work of agriculture. There is also a danger that the guys can be damaged at their basement anchors, so the basements need to be fenced in.

Examples[edit]

Tower Year Country Town Pinnacle height Remarks
Torre de Collserola 1992  Spain Barcelona 288.4 m [1]
Torre Espacial 1980  Argentina Buenos Aires 228 m
Mervento Wind Turbine ?  Finland Vaasa 184 m
Large Flarestick of Port Maghera refinery ?  Italy Port Maghera 166 m
RKS Liblice 1 ?  Czech Republic Liblice 150 m insulated against ground
Kherson TV Mast ?  Ukraine Kherson 142 m
Mount Ślęża transmitter 1972  Poland Mount Ślęża 136 m [2]
Portofino TV Tower  Italy Portofino 130 m [3], [4]
Lezarsk TV Tower ?  Poland Lezarsk 130 m
Păltiniş transmitter ?  Romania Vârful Onceşti ? [5]
Rarău transmitter ?  Romania Câmpulung Moldovenesc ? [6]
Psunj TV Tower 1963  Croatia Psunj 128.5 m Originally completely free-standing
Helgoland Radio Tower ?  Germany Helgoland 115 m
Agenskalns Television Tower 1954 Latvia Riga 110 m
Nha Trang Radio Tower ? Vietnam Nha Trang ? m [7]
Schöckl Transmitter 1957  Austria Schöckl 100 m [8]
Holstein Tower 1988  Germany Sierksdorf 100 m Gyro-Tower in Hansa Park
Staszyce Radio Tower ?  Poland Piła 98 m [9]
KFJZ-Tower ?  United States Everman, Texas 86.6 m Additionally guyed tower radiator
Krinichki Communications Tower ?  Ukraine Krinichki 75 m
USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory Meteorological Tower ?  United States Bushland, Texas ? [10]
Rubtsovsk Radio Tower 1957  Russia Rubtsovsk 72 m dismantled in 1966
Pohorje transmitter ?  Slovenia Maribor 72 m
TON Błeszno Częstochowa ?  Poland Częstochowa 71 m pl:TON Błeszno Częstochowa
Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski Water Tower ?  Poland Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski 70 m [11]
South Wellfleet Marconi Towers 1902  United States Cape Cod 64 m 4 wooden towers, dismantled in 1920
Askiz TV Tower ?  Russia Askiz ? [12]
Kaliningrad Transmission Mast ?  Russia Kaliningrad ? [13]
1 Tower of Monte Beigua transmitter  Italy Monte Beigua, Savona ? m [14]
Las Palmas Radio Towers ?  Spain Las Palmas ? [15], 2 towers
Mount Washington TV Mast ?  United States Mount Washington, New Hampshire ?
Bytów MPEC Chimney ?  Poland Bytów 61 m [16]
Bratiya radio tower ? Bulgaria Bratiya Mountain, Panagyurski kolonii ? [17]
Kmur transmitter ? Bosnia-Hercogowina Kmur ? [18]
One tower of Monte Pellegrino Transmitter  Italy Palermo ? [19]
RR Braga Transmission Tower ?  Portugal Braga ? [20], [21]
Santo António das Neves Radio Tower ?  Portugal Santo António das Neves ? [22]
Coimbra Radio Tower ?  Portugal Coimbra ? [23]
Góra Baraniec Transmitter, Tower 1 ?  Poland Jelenia Góra ? [24]
Kospec Chimney ?  Poland Kościerzyna 57 m
Alert Bay Totem Pole ?  Canada Alert Bay, British Columbia 52.7 m World's tallest totem pole
Varna TV Tower ?  Bulgaria Varna 52 m [25]
Nanos transmitter, Main Tower 1962  Slovenia Vipava 50 m
NTL Amelin ?  Poland Amelin 49 m [26]
MDD Furniture Factory Chimney 1960  Poland Sępólno Krajeńskie 45 m
Briançon Radio Tower ?  France Briançon 40 m not additionally guyed any more, [27]
Háj u Aše Radio Tower ?  Czech Republic Háj u Aše Radio ? [28]
Anadyr TV Tower ?  Russia Anadyr ? [29]
Oschatz Water Tower [30] ?  Germany Oschatz ?
Kołbacz Water Tower [31] ?  Poland Kołbacz ?
Szár-hegy Observation Tower ?  Hungary Szárhegy ?
Kazimierz Pomorski Water Tower ?  Poland Kazimierz Pomorski ? [32]
Havre-Aubert Lighthouse ?  Canada Amherst Island ?
Rajsko Radio Tower ?  Poland Rajsko[disambiguation needed] ? [33]
Kołbacz Water Tower ?  Poland Kołbacz ? [34]
Lysá Transmitter, Tower 2 ?  Slovakia Prešov ? [35]
Willisville Tower ?  United States Espanola ? dismantled in the late 1980ies,[1]
Koniaków Radio Tower 1969  Poland Koniaków 34 m [36]
Tower of Unity 1962  Germany Heldrastein 30 m Former additionally guyed lattice tower, which was transformed into observation tower
Gibberagee Tower ?  Australia Gibberagee 30 m [37]
Sonneberg ELOKA-Tower ?  Germany Sonneberg ?
ELOKA-Tower Eisenacher Haus [38] ?  Germany Kaltennordheim ?
Roggendorf ELOKA-Tower [39] ?  Germany Roggendorf ?
Fichtelberg ELOKA-Towers ?  Germany Oberwiesenthal ? 2 towers
Kandelstein ELOKA-Tower [40] ?  Germany Gutenfürst ?
Rodacherbrunn ELOKA-Tower [41] ?  Germany Rodacherbrunn ?
ELOKA-Tower Bienstädter Warte[42] ?  Germany Bienstädt ?
Mount Cathead Fire Tower 1916  United States Mount Cathead ? Today used as radio relay link
Mount Wakely Fire Tower 1916  United States Mount Wakely ?
Mount Hadley Fire Tower 1916  United States Mount Hadley ?
Mount Boreas Fire Tower 1919  United States Mount Boreas ? demolished in 1971
Mount Goodnow Fire Tower 1922  United States Mount Goodnow ?
Hartheim Forestmeteorological Tower 1985  Germany Hartheim 30 m Aluminium structure [43]
Góra Kiczera Radio Tower ?  Poland Baligród 29 m [44]
Góra Wysokie Tower 1993  Poland Limanowa / Męcina 26 m [45], [46]
Hochfirst Tower 1890  Germany Titisee-Neustadt 25 m
Berkovitsa Transmitter Tower 1 ( РРТС Петрохан)  Bulgaria Berkovitsa 25 m [47]
Büchenbronn Observation Tower 1883  Germany Büchenbronn 24.75 m
HTM NDB Miles City ?  United States Miles City, Montana ? Tower radiator of NDB [48]
Mrzlica transmitter, Main Mast ?  Slovenia Mrzlica ? m
Little America Radio Towers ? Antarctica Little America ? m 2 towers [49]
2 towers of Targovishte transmitter [50] ? Bulgaria Targovishte ?
Harghita transmitter [51] ?  Romania Harghita ?
Reghin transmitter [52] ?  Romania Reghin ?
Suceava transmitter [53] ?  Romania Suceava ?
Muntele Mare transmitter [54] ?  Romania Muntele Mare ?
Ferma Otopeni Water Tower ?  Romania Ferma Otopeni ?
Pod Europa Water Tower ?  Romania Pod Europa ?
Crinului Water Tower ?  Romania Crinului ?
Hornkjølberget Observation Tower [55] ?  Norway Eidskog ?
Boječnice Water Tower ?  Czech Republic Bor ? m
Drmoul Water Tower ?  Czech Republic Drmoul ? m
Horni Heřmanice Water Tower ?  Czech Republic Horni Heřmanice ? m
Višňová Water Tower ?  Czech Republic Višňová ? m
Chotěšov Water Tower ?  Czech Republic Chotěšov[disambiguation needed] ? m
Ny-Ålesund Dirigible Tower ?  Norway Ny-Ålesund ? m
Tower of Nunavik Leading Line ?  Canada Nunavik ? m [56]
Krippenstein Radio Mast ?  Austria Obertraun, Krippenstein Mountain ? m
Ulice Kukułcza Radio Tower ?  Poland Zielona Góra ? [57]
Góra Grojec transmitter, small tower ?  Poland Żywiec ? [58]
Jarman Island Lighthouse 1888  Australia Jarman Island 15.5 m [2]
Gälle Udde Lighthouse 1906  Sweden Gälle Udde 15.5 m
Sooner Park Playtower 1963  United States Bartlesville, Oklahoma 15.24 m [59]
Akraberg Lighthouse 1909  Faroe Islands Akraberg 14 m
Chenal de Groumili Lighthouse 1928  France Saint Guénolé 13 m
Godula transmitter ?  Czech Republic Godula 13 m
Horst Radio Tower ?  Germany Freiensteinau-Gunzenau ? m [60]
Backoefele ?  Germany Schneeberg ? m
Nebunu Tower [61] ?  Romania Tulcea ?
Aljaž Tower 1895  Slovenia Triglav 1.9 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "oldtowers". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Lighthouses of Western Australia". Lighthouses of Western Australia. Lighthouses of Australia Inc.