TA1029 : New North Bridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

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New North Bridge
New North Bridge
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
A165 Road

The A165 runs 50 miles along the Yorkshire coast from Hull to north of Scarborough but is rarely actually within sight of the sea.
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Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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River Hull

The River Hull is a navigable river in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It rises from a series of springs to the west of Driffield, and enters the Humber estuary at Kingston upon Hull.
Most of its course is through low lying land that is at or just above sea level, causing flooding to be a long-standing problem. Since 1980, the mouth of the river has been protected by a tidal barrier, which can be closed to prevent tidal surges entering the river system and causing flooding.
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Most of the bridges which cross the river are movable, to allow shipping to pass. There are six swing bridges, four bascule bridges, two of which have twin leaves, one for each carriageway of the roads which they carry, and three Scherzer lift bridges, which are a type of rolling bascule bridge. Scott Street Bridge, which is now permanently raised, was originally powered from a high pressure water main maintained by the first public power distribution company in the world.

North Bridge

North bridge was contracted in 1927 for 86,100 to the Widnes Foundry Ltd, who constructed a Scherzer rolling lift bridge (or "Walking lift bridge"). The bridge carries the A165 across the River Hull. It opened in 1932.
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TA1029, 1064 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1022 2922 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.8625N 0:19.8043W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1028 2918
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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