TA1028 : Scale Lane Bridge

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

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Scale Lane Bridge
Scale Lane Bridge
Scale Lane Bridge

Pedestrian swing bridge between Scale Lane (west) and Tower street (east). Originally scheduled to open late 2010, delayed due to winding up of funding agencies as a result of late-2000s recession, main span installation began 25 February 2012. The bridge was officially opened in June 2013.

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.

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Saturday, 21 March, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 5 June, 2015
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Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1025 2861 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.5333N 0:19.7900W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1020 2856
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