Humber Bridge

North side span from Hessle Tower, Humber Bridge, May 1990

Date

October 1989 / May 1990
Location

Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull

TA 02358 25325; 53.71429°N, 0.45054°W

Further Information

The Humber Bridge was opened in 1981 and, with a main span of 1410 m, was the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge until 1997. It currently ranks as the fifth longest such bridge in the world. Owing to the curvature of the Earth, its two 155.5 m tall towers, both vertical, are 36 mm further apart at the top than at the bottom.

The Humber Bridge Board; Humber Bridge (Wikipedia)


Main span from Hessle Tower, Humber Bridge, October 1989


Humber Bridge, October 1989


Hessle (northern) Tower, Humber Bridge, May 1990


Northern side span from Hessle Tower, Humber Bridge, May 1990


Main span from Hessle Pier, Humber Bridge, October 1989


Humber Bridge from Barton (southern) side, October 1989


The Old Mill from Hessle Tower, Humber Bridge, May 1990


Below the bridge deck from Hessle Tower, Humber Bridge, May 1990


Main span from Hessle Pier, Humber Bridge, May 1990


Below the bridge deck, Humber Bridge, May 1990


Hessle Tower, Humber Bridge, May 1990


Mid-span, Humber Bridge, May 1990


Hessle foreshore, October 1989

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Humber Bridge

  1. I left the U.K in 1980 before the bridge was complete and opened… when I returned to the U.K on holiday in 2000 we flew right down the Humber and over the bridge to Manchester where we landed. As I was born and raised in Grimsby, this was a special treat for me and my wife.

Share your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s