Giant Port Augusta chimney felled in controlled blast.
One of Australia’s tallest chimney stacks has been demolished in a controlled explosion at the site of a former coal-fired power station.
Constructed in 1984, the 200-metre stack at the Northern Power Station site once towered over the outskirts of Port Augusta in South Australia’s north, and became a local landmark.
The structure was the second tallest in the state, reaching a height almost 70 metres above Adelaide’s most prominent building.
A 500-metre exclusion zone was established around the site to protect onlookers from the explosion, which was carried out by Precision Demolition in conjunction with Flinders Power and McMahon Services Australia.
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