The Humber Bridge :: Shared Description

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).
by David Dixon
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TA0223 : Humber Bridge Pedestrian Walkway by David Dixon
TA0225 : Sliproad onto the bridge by DS Pugh
TA0225 : Runners approaching the north tower by DS Pugh
TA0225 : North tower by DS Pugh
TA0224 : Western cycle path by DS Pugh
TA0223 : Eastern Walkway, Humber Bridge (looking south) by David Dixon
TA0225 : Towards the toll booths by DS Pugh
TA0225 : West path over the Humber by DS Pugh
TA0222 : Cycle path approaching the bridge by DS Pugh
TA0225 : Humber Bridge Northern Toll Plaza by David Dixon
TA0223 : Looking north across the bridge by DS Pugh
TA0222 : Humber Bridge approach by DS Pugh
TA0223 : Humber Bridge, Southern Tower by David Dixon
TA0225 : The Humber Bridge by David Dixon
TA0225 : Hessle Foreshore, West of the Humber Bridge by David Dixon
TA0225 : Looking south on the bridge by DS Pugh
TA0222 : Path to the bridge by DS Pugh
TA0223 : Fields beside the bridge by DS Pugh
TA0223 : Runners on the bridge by DS Pugh
TA0224 : Humber Bridge Pedestrian Walkway by David Dixon
TA0225 : Toll queues by DS Pugh
TA0225 : West side of the bridge by DS Pugh
TA0224 : Running across the Humber Bridge by DS Pugh
TA0224 : Humber Bridge Eastern Walkway by David Dixon
TA0225 : Looking across the bridge by DS Pugh

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Created: Wed, 12 Jul 2017, Updated: Wed, 12 Jul 2017

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