TA0223 : Bridge Symmetry

taken 6 years ago, near to Humber Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Bridge Symmetry
Bridge Symmetry
This is the view of the south tower of the Humber Bridge photographed from the east. The south tower is located in the water, whereas the north tower is actually on land. As a result of this, the southern span of the bridge is longer than its northern counterpart and has therefore got a more shallow angle to its anchorage points. The photograph shows that the southern and central spans form an almost symmetrical pattern.

During the bridge's construction, the south tower foundations were a major headache as the river bottom was nowhere near as stable as expected and a lot of extra work had to be done to rectify this problem. Had the south tower been built on land too it would probably have made the job easier and the bridge would probably still hold the world record for the longest central span - a record it held for about eighteen years. (it's now the sixth longest I believe)
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Date Taken
Friday, 23 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0245 2393 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.1057N 0:26.9759W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0355 2343
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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