TA0223 : Humber Bridge, Southern Tower

taken 5 months ago, near to Humber Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Humber Bridge, Southern Tower
Humber Bridge, Southern Tower
The south (Barton) anchorage and tower are founded in fissured clay. The concrete anchorage is larger than that on the north side, weighing 300,000 tonnes and dug 35m into the clay. It sits on a cellular raft designed to limit clay heave and was constructed within a network of reinforced concrete diaphragm walls. The south tower is 500m from the shore and is supported on two 24m diameter hollow reinforced concrete caissons, sunk 8m into the clay (LinkExternal link Engineering Timelines).
The Humber Bridge :: TA0224
The Humber Bridge spans the Humber Estuary between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. It is a 2,220-metre (7,280 ft) single-span suspension bridge with the north tower sited on the high water line and the south tower founded in shallow water 500m from the shore. The bridge opened to traffic on 24 June 1981; at that time, it was the longest of its type in the world, a record it held for seventeen years until it was surpassed in 1998; it is the eighth-longest. Its central span of 1,410 metres (4,626 ft) means that it still has the longest suspended central span in Britain (LinkExternal link Engineering Timelines).

The opening of the bridge reduced the road-distance between Hull and Grimsby by nearly 50 miles and it is now used by more than 8 million road vehicles per year (LinkExternal link Humber Bridge Board). Current (2017) toll charges range from 1.50 per crossing for cars up to 12 per crossing for large goods vehicles. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists may cross the bridge free of charge (LinkExternal link Humber Bridge Board Toll Charges).
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Tuesday, 4 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
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Paths  Estuary, Marine 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 024 239 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.1002N 0:26.9670W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 025 233
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