Born Geek Photography

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Photo # 18 of 31

In 1999, the lighthouse was moved 2870 feet to protect it from the encroaching ocean. Shown here are the remains of the road used to move the lighthouse. Given that this lighthouse is made of 1.25 million bricks, it's amazing that the structure was moved successfully; a true feat of engineering! Note that the ocean has now nearly reached the original spot.