humber bridge

Humber Bridge, Humber Estuary, Hull

The Humber Bridge

Hands up, I admit it. I love bridges and who wouldn’t love the longest suspension bridge in the UK. The Humber Bridge.

Once the longest bridge in the world the Humber Bridge is 2,220 m, that’s 7,280 ft; 1.38 mi in old money.

Opened on 21st June 1981  it was the longest bridge of its type until the opening of the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, in Japan near, Kobe. The Humber Bridge is now ranked 11th in length and still has the 2nd longest span in the Western Hemisphere after the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. 1,410 m (4,630 ft; 0.88 mi) for the Humber bridge and 1,991 metres (6,532 ft; 1.237 mi) for the Akashi Kaikyo bridge.

The towers on the Humber bridge are 35m further apart at the top than at the bottom, to take into account the curvature of the earth.

These photos were taken from the Barton upon Humber side of the Humber from Humber Bridge Park.

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Photo date: 14th July 2021

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

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