TA1028 : Drypool Bridge on the River Hull

taken 16 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Drypool Bridge on the River Hull
Drypool Bridge on the River Hull
This vertical lift bridge was built in the early 60s to replace a much narrower swing bridge. At that time, river traffic was quite heavy and many road traffic hold ups were common when the bridge lifted. I have a vague recollection that when the bridge was completed, it was tested by putting about twenty double decker buses on it (~160 tonnes) and the observed downward deflection in the middle was only a few millimetres! This is the southernmost of three bridges of this type - the nearest is North Bridge a few hundred metres north of here and the other is Sutton Road Bridge several miles upstream.
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Monday, 1 July, 2002   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 8 November, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 103 289 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.6890N 0:19.7384W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 104 289
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