TA1028 : Footbridge and Tidal Barrier

taken 4 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Footbridge and Tidal Barrier
Footbridge and Tidal Barrier
In 1980, the Environment Agency constructed a tidal barrier at the mouth of the river. The structure spans the river, and a huge steel gate, weighing 202 tonnes, can be lowered into the waterway, effectively sealing the river from the Humber, and preventing tidal surges from moving up the river and flooding parts of the city and the low lying areas beyond. The gate is lowered between eight and twelve times a year, and protects around 17,000 properties. In 2009, a 10 million upgrade of the structure was started, to ensure it would stay operational for a further 30 years. The upgrade included a new drive mechanism, which raises and lowers the gate, and pivots it when it is at the top of the structure, so that it lies horizontally rather than vertically. It also included a new control system.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 31 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1019 2834 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.3885N 0:19.8504W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1010 2823
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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