TA1028 : Mouth of the River Hull

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

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Mouth of the River Hull
Mouth of the River Hull
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.

Humber Estuary

The Humber is a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England. It is formed at Trent Falls, Faxfleet, by the confluence of the tidal rivers Ouse and Trent. From here to the North Sea, it forms part of the boundary between the East Riding of Yorkshire on the north bank and North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire on the south bank. Although the Humber is an estuary from the point at which it is formed, many maps show it as the River Humber.
Below Trent Falls, the Humber passes the confluence of the River Ancholme on the south shore; between North Ferriby and South Ferriby and under the Humber Bridge; between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Kingston upon Hull on the north bank (where the River Hull joins), then meets the North Sea between Cleethorpes on the Lincolnshire side and the long and thin (but rapidly changing) headland of Spurn Head to the north.
Ports on the Humber include Kingston upon Hull (better known as simply Hull), Grimsby, Immingham, New Holland and Killingholme. The estuary is navigable here for the largest of deep-sea vessels.

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Saturday, 21 March, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 13 June, 2015
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1013 2815 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.2868N 0:19.9090W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1005 2817
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