Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Restoration

Project Details

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Project Narrative

Scaffold Resource is proud to be a key partner in the historic restoration of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, an iconic symbol of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and a beacon of maritime heritage. Our involvement in this significant project underscores our commitment to preserving national treasures and ensuring their integrity for future generations.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, designed and constructed in 1868-70, stands as the tallest traditional lighthouse in the United States. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998, it holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors. The lighthouse was famously moved inland in 1999 to protect it from coastal erosion, demonstrating the ongoing efforts to preserve its legacy.

As part of the major repair project funded by the National Park Service, Scaffold Resource was entrusted with the crucial task of providing and installing scaffolding for the lighthouse’s exterior and interior. Our team delivered over 70 truckloads of scaffolding to the site, meticulously planning and executing the installation process to accommodate the unique challenges posed by the lighthouse’s structure and location.

The scaffolding, comprising 28 deck levels and reaching a height of over 200 feet, was carefully constructed to provide safe and efficient access for the restoration work. Installation began on February 19, 2024, and continued through the end of March and into early April. A crane was brought in to assist with reaching the higher levels, ensuring precision and safety in the installation process.

Our efforts played a critical role in facilitating the restoration work, which includes repairs to deteriorated masonry, metal components, windows, marble flooring, and the lantern. The project also aims to restore important architectural components, such as missing pediments over the windows and interior doors, and apply new paint coatings to both the interior and exterior of the lighthouse.

Scaffold Resource takes pride in contributing to the preservation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a project that not only safeguards a piece of maritime history but also enhances the visitor experience for the hundreds of thousands who come to admire this historic landmark each year. Our commitment to excellence and safety ensures that the lighthouse will continue to stand tall and proud for many years to come.

4-14-2024 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Scaffolding Milky Way
04-14-2024 📸 Wes Snyder Photography
2 Maxial Track Hoists at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
2 Maxial Track Hoists
4-14-2024 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Scaffolding Milky Way
04-14-2024 📸 Wes Snyder Photography
Sunset and Scaffolding. 03-20-2024 📸 Epic Shutter Photography
Sunset and Scaffolding.
03-20-2024
📸 Epic Shutter Photography
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse scaffolding 03-20-2024 📸 Epic Shutter Photography
03-20-2024 📸 Epic Shutter Photography
Sunset and Scaffolding. 03-20-2024 📸 Epic Shutter Photography
Sunset and Scaffolding.
03-20-2024
📸 Epic Shutter Photography
Outside Scaffold Update as of 03-15-2024
Outside Scaffold Update as of
03-15-2024
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse crane + scaffolding installation
This week, a crane arrived on site to aid in the ongoing assembly of scaffolding.
02-29-2024 📸 NPS
View of the scaffolding starting to be installed. Picture taken February 29, 2024
View of the scaffolding starting to be installed. Picture taken February 29, 2024 📸 by Ranger M. Seaman
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration project with scaffolding solutions by Scaffold Resource
View of the scaffolding starting to be installed.
Picture taken February 29, 2024 📸 by Ranger M. Seaman
Begining scaffolding installation at cape hatteras lighthouse
When completed, the scaffold will have 28 landings and an elevator to carry materials and historic restoration elements to any level necessary.
📸 NPS
Rendering of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse with all exterior scaffolding fully installed. 📸 NPS
Rendering of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse with all exterior scaffolding fully installed.
📸 NPS
the first three trucks of scaffolding were unloaded at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse work site. Unloading and erecting the massive scaffold---both interior and exterior---has begun!
The first three trucks of scaffolding were unloaded at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse work site. Unloading and erecting the massive scaffold---both interior and exterior---has begun!
02-19-2024 📸 NPS

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