Nordre Røse - Oresund, Denmark

Lighthouse category:  sector

Position:  55° 38' 9.5"N : 12° 41' 12.6"E

Status: active

Date:  1877

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  56 feet

Construction: circular tower of roughly dressed granite with gallery and lantern, built on eliptical stone pier

Colour scheme: pier and tower unpainted, lantern red

Focal plane height:  36 feet

Characteristics: white, red and green sectors, occulting twice every six seconds

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

North of the Great Belt Bridge and close to the western shore of the Øresund is the small lighthouse or Nordre Røse.  This sector light was designed to guide shipping through the narrow channel between the main island of Zealand and the smaller island of Saltholm to the east.  The short, rather squat tower, bears a remarkable resemblence to the south pier light at Tynemouth and, Iooking at this photograph again, I am inclined to speculate that they may have shared a designer although I can find no evidence of this in any of my usual sources.  The light is situated close to Copenhagen Airport and the tailfin of a taxying aircraft can be seen just behind the three storey building in the middle distance.

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