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Bridlington North Pier - Bridlington, North Yorkshire

Lighthouse category:  harbour

Position:  54°4.7'N : 0°11.1'W

Status: active

Date:  date of present light not known, but station established 1852

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  30 feet

Construction: fluted cast iron (?) column

Colour scheme: column white with black base and lantern

Focal plane height:  39 feet

Characteristics: white flash every 2 seconds

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

The harbour light at Bridlington is, at least in my opinion, one of the most unusual looking in England.  The best description I can come up with is that it resembles a streetlamp on steroids - indeed, when I first say it, I thought that it was a streetlamp that had somehow wandered down from the seafront onto the pier.  Despites its unusual appearance it is an active light and has now been earning its keep for well over a century and a half.  As well as its flashing white navigational light, red and green harbour control lights are also mounted on the side of the column and are visible in the image above.  The pier is open to the public and there are therefore no access problems.  Several viewpoints can be found around the Bridlington seafront and a well lit shot should be possible at most times of the day.

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