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Smilde Transmission Tower

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General Information

Beginning of works: 1958
Completion: 1958
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: upper part:
Cable-stayed tower
Function / usage: Directional radio transmitter
Television transmission tower
VHF/UHF transmitter
Material: Hybrid tower
bottom part:
Reinforced concrete tower
upper part:
Steel tower or mast


Location: Smilde, Drenthe, Netherlands
Coordinates: 52° 54' 10.06" N    6° 24' 12.73" E

Technical Information


total height 303.5 m
bottom part height 80 m
upper part height 223.5 m


shaft reinforced concrete


15 July 2011

The metal mast on top of the 80-meter high concrete structure collapses after a fire in the top of the concrete section.


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