Humber Bridge

Humber Bridge, Hessle, HU13 OJG, UK

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The footpath passes right under the Humber Bridge (when opened in 1981 it was at 1.5 miles (2.2 km), the longest single span in the World). The statistics of this bridge are rather mind blowing - for instance, did you know that the tops of the towers are 2cm further apart than the bottoms to allow for the curvature of the earth?

It is possible to get an awe-inspiring view of the whole majestic length of it from below the road deck.

Since Roman times this has been a crossing point of the estuary, maybe even a ford at low tide, but today dredgers keep the shipping channels deep enough to navigate and ensure that it cannot be forded even at exceptionally low tides.


Wolds Way stone marker / Humber Bridge
Humber Bridge
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