Muelle de mineral de la compañía Riotinto — Huelva, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
N 37° 15.037 W 006° 57.514
29S E 681050 N 4124627
Quick Description: The Muelle de mineral de la compañía Riotinto is a former commercial pier for the material from the mines of Rio Tinto Mining Company at Odiel river in the city of Huelva
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 9/27/2012 3:17:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMFC9J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
Views: 3

Long Description:

Built between 1874 and 1876 to download the ore extracted from the Rio Tinto mines located in the North of the province of Huelva. The pier has a total length of 1,165 meters, in part over the river Odiel (about 500 meters) and part on land. It was the endpoint of a railway from the mines (over 84 kilometres, ending at the port of the city) transporting the ore to Huelva.
The pier remained in service until 1975, over 150 million tonnes of ore were embarked during the years of operation.
The Muelle de mineral de la compañía Riotinto was built by the English engineers Sir George Barclay Bruce (Member of Institution of Civil Engineers of London) and Thomas Gibson.
source: wikipedia

Bien:: 18-03-2003

Comunidad Autónoma:: C.A. Andalucía

Provincia:: Huelva

Municipio:: Huelva

Categoría:: Monumento

Website with information about the BIC:: [Web Link]

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