Iconic landmark that's stood for over half a century toppled in seconds.
Anglers fishing the river Trent around the old Marnham Power Station area this week might notice something a bit different about the skyline.
After 52years of dominating the flat landscape on the tidal section of the river Trent, the defunct power station’s five colossal cooling towers were this week demolished with the charges ripping through the structures at 10am on July 15.
Standing for half a century at a height of 100meters it took just 15seconds for the iconic landmarks to fall. A crowd of anglers gathered on the far bank of the river to watch, with Robert Pearson of Scunthorpe and District Angling Association taking these amazing shots of the action.
“It’s a shame to see them go as they’ve been there for so long, but they won’t affect the fishing,” said Scunthorpe DAA secretary Mike Storey. “A lot of the guys that fish down here are in industry so they’re used to seeing things like this come and go.
“To be honest we were all more upset when they took the footbridge out not long after the power station was closed down, but the towers will definitely make a very noticeable change to the landscape,” he added.