Big transmission news in the Netherlands today: the transmission tower/mast collapsed in Hoogersmilde after a fire and the transmission tower/mast in Lopik was shutdown after a small fire because the fire department wanted to be really sure about the situation after the collapse in Hoogersmilde.
Collected links to pictures / videos :
A bit of history:
- Picture of the fire #tvtoren #hoogersmilde #brand. on Twitpic
- Detail picture of the tower, showing heat damage to the metal construction zie het rode kader waar #tvtoren van #hoogersmilde is geknapt. bovenste deel recht neer, tweede deel naar rechts
- Good images of the collapse: TV-toren Hoogersmilde bovenste 180 meter ingezakt - 112nederland.nl click on images for large versions.
- One video of the collapse, a police PR person explains and reacts quite calmly to the collapse, one of the possible outcomes: Zendmast Hoogersmilde stort in - nos.nl video
- Another video of the collapse, with someone cursing very loudly in Dutch: Mast tv-toren Hoogersmilde stort in - RTV Drenthe (15 juli 2011) this video was later used in news items with audio partly muted.
- Collapse from a bit further away: Mast Tv toren Smilde
- Another collapse video, showing the first break happening and the sequence of the collapse, starting at 0:53 in the video : instorten televisietoren hoogersmilde
- Newsarticle, pictures and video: Deel zendmast Hoogersmilde ingestort - nos.nl
- The remains, still smoking: Brand in TV mast Hoogersmilde - HvNieuws.nl
- Closer views of the remains: TV Toren Hoogersmilde and TV Toren Hoogersmilde Westkant and Zendmast Hoogersmilde afgebroken door brand 15-7-2011 (4) with smoke still coming from the remains
- Good overview pictures of fire, collapse and remains: Vrijdag 15 juli 2011 Hoogersmilde: Zendmast Alticom-toren stort in na brand look at the first picture of the collapse: the first break happened at one of the spots where heat-damage was showing.
- Radio en TV zenders in Nederland is maintaining an archive of images, news, movies, plans at Brand in de TV-toren in Hoogersmilde