Bribie Island’s iconic lighthouse has been removed after erosion at the island’s northern tip created a dangerous situation.
The structure had been there since 1987, but was replaced in June last year by a new solar-powered beacon, which sits about four kilometers out to sea.A Maritime Safety Queensland spokesman said the decommissioned northwest lead light navigation beacon was removed on June 1.
“The pylons and concrete base will be left in place for the immediate future to minimise disturbance of the sand dunes.
“Some further works to ensure public safety such as installing signs will be undertaken in coming weeks.”
“We were on the job for probably about eight hours. We had 10 guys out there,” Mr Clayton said.
“We had a grater and a truck there to help us get on and off the beach. Being on the beach had its challenges getting on and off the sand with all our equipment.
“It was pretty go, go, go to get down there and get it out before the tide came in.”
Mr Clayton said the team followed instructions to take the lighthouse to the Caboolture scrapyard.
Source: CourierMail Australia