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Old Posted Aug 6, 2010, 3:29 PM
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A historical important powerline crossing with a UNIQUE Feature

Official sources:
Unofficial sources: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhein-F...uzung_Reisholz

Building Name: Towers of Düsseldorf-Reisholz Powerline Crossing
Native Name: Mast der Rhein-Freileitungskreuzung Düsseldorf-Reisholz
Other Names:
Coordinates: 51° 9′ 39.7″ N, 6° 49′ 56.42″ E ( under these tower a rail runs through!)
51° 9′ 30.14″ N, 6° 50′ 9.68″ E
City: Düsseldorf
Postal Code:
State/Province: Northrhine-Westphalia
Country: Germany
Official Building Website URL:
Skyscrapers.com (Emporis.info) URL:
Interesting Facts/Records (in own words): The two towers of Düsseldorf-Reisholz Powerline Crossing
belong to the oldest electricity pylons in Germany. They were built in 1917 for a 110 kV-powerline connecting
Reisholz Power Plant ( shut down in 1966, demolished in 1974, today only site of Holthausen substation)
with Goldenberg Power Plant near Cologne. By the erection of this line the first step of the establishment
of interconnected power grids was done.
Originally the pylons carried 6 conductors on three crossbars. Later the pylons were modified so, that they are
capable of carrying 4 220 kV circuits in 4 levels.
In recent years the upper of the 4 220 kV circuits was dismantled.

The pylon on the East bank of Rhine River has a UNIQUE feature, as under its legs a normal gauge rail runs through,
which is used for transportation of transformers and other heavy equipment to and from Holthausen substation, where
the lines running over these pylons end.


- antenna:
- spire: 88 metres
- roof:
- top floor:
- other heights:

Current Building Status (Built, Proposed, Canceled, Destroyed, etc...): Built

Construction Dates--
- started: 1917
- finished: 1917
- destroyed:

Above ground floors:
Below ground floors:
Floor-to-floor height:
Gross Floor area:
Elevator count:
Unit count: 2

Structure Type(s): Tower
Building Use(s): Electrical
Building Style(s):
Building Materials: Steel

Notes: I do not know from any older electrical pylons in Germany still in use and I know only from a second lattice tower under whose legs a rail runs through. This was situated near Hergisdorf in Saxony-Anhalt and does not exist any more. It was also much smaller.
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