TA1028 : The Hull Tidal Surge Barrier seen from Myton Bridge

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

The Hull Tidal Surge Barrier seen from Myton Bridge
The Hull Tidal Surge Barrier seen from Myton Bridge
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
Thursday, 30 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 4 August, 2020
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flood Defences 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1019 2835 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.3939N 0:19.8502W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 10195 28463
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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