TA1028 : River Hull, Drypool Bridge

taken 1 year ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

River Hull, Drypool Bridge
River Hull, Drypool Bridge
The present Drypool Bridge opened in March 1961. It replaced an earlier, wrought iron swing bridge, also known as Drypool Bridge or Salthouse Lane Bridge which had opened in 1888 but, by the middle of the twentieth century, its carriageway was too narrow to cope with the increased volume of road traffic and it was closed in 1959, prior to demolition.
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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Date Taken
Monday, 3 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
River (from Tags)
River Hull 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 103 289 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.7154N 0:19.7009W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 103 288
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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