TA0223 : The Southern End of the Humber Bridge

taken 4 months ago, near to Humber Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Southern End of the Humber Bridge
The Southern End of the Humber Bridge
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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Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Roads, Road transport 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 025 233 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.8032N 0:26.9416W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 025 232
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