TA0224 : Pedestrian Walkway on eastern Side of The Humber Bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to Humber Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Pedestrian Walkway on eastern Side of The Humber Bridge
Pedestrian Walkway on eastern Side of The Humber Bridge
There is no charge for pedestrians or cyclists wishing to cross the bridge and there are shared walkways/cycleways on both east and west sides of the bridge for that purpose (although only one will be open on any given day). At just over 1 miles for a single crossing, it makes a pleasant walk providing the wind is not too strong even though you are only separated from the busy A15 by a crash barrier. The walkway is set below the level of the road so the traffic noise is not too bad.
The Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge spans the Humber Estuary between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. It is a 2,220-metre (7,280 ft) single-span suspension bridge with the north tower sited on the high water line and the south tower founded in shallow water 500m from the shore. The bridge opened to traffic on 24 June 1981; at that time, it was the longest of its type in the world, a record it held for seventeen years until it was surpassed in 1998; it is the eighth-longest. Its central span of 1,410 metres (4,626 ft) means that it still has the longest suspended central span in Britain (LinkExternal link Engineering Timelines).

The opening of the bridge reduced the road-distance between Hull and Grimsby by nearly 50 miles and it is now used by more than 8 million road vehicles per year (LinkExternal link Humber Bridge Board). Current (2017) toll charges range from 1.50 per crossing for cars up to 12 per crossing for large goods vehicles. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists may cross the bridge free of charge (LinkExternal link Humber Bridge Board Toll Charges).

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Tuesday, 4 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
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