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Location address: España, Cádiz, Puerto Real
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The Pylons of Cádiz, also known as the Towers of Cádiz, are two tall pylons supporting a double-circuit 132 kV three-phase AC powerline over the bay of Cádiz, Spain starting at Puerto Real Substation at 36°31′05″N 6°9′20″W to the substation of the former Cadiz Thermal Power Station situated on the peninsula upon which the city of Cádiz stands at 36°30′17″N 6°15′56″W.
The Pylons of Cádiz are electricity pylons of unusual design, one on either side of the Bay of Cádiz, used to support huge electric-power cables. The pylons are 158 metres high and designed for two circuits. The very unconventional construction consists of a narrow frustum steel framework with one crossbar at the top of each one for the insulators.