Scenes from the Yorkshire Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Sea Coast
The Humber Suspension Bridge, is a few miles west of Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The Humber Bridge is a 2,220-metre (7,280 ft) single-span suspension bridge, which was opened to traffic in 1981.
When the Humber Bridge was opened in 1981, it was the longest suspension bridge of its type in the world; it was not surpassed until 1998, with the completion of the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge. The Humber Bridge is now the eighth-longest in the World.
The Humber Bridge spans the Humber, which is the estuary formed after the confluence of the River Trent and River Ouse. The Humber Bridge connects Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank of the Humber, and so connects the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
Looking from the north bank of the Humber to the south bank and the Barton Tower of the Humber Bridge.
The Humber Bridge is made of 480,000 tonnes of concrete.
The distance between the two towers is 36 mm longer at the to compared to the base to allow for the curvature of the earth!
The Hessle tower of the Humber Bridge, on the north bank of the Humber Estuary.
Each of the two vertical towers of the Humber Bridge, consist of a pair of hollow vertical concrete columns, each 155.5 m (510 ft) tall and tapering from 6 m (20 ft) square at the base to 4.5 m × 4.75 m (14.8 ft × 15.6 ft) at the top. The bridge is designed to tolerate constant motion and bends up to 4m (10 ft) in winds of 80 mph (129 km/h).
The under-view of the Humber Bridge and the old windmill tower of Hessle Whiting Mill.
The windmill powered chalk crushers to produce whiting, from locally quarried rock.
The black casing of the main cables near the Hessle tower of the Humber Bridge.
The total length of the suspension cable is 71,000 km (44,000 miles).
The two main cables consist of 14,948 of parallel steel wires, each of which is 5 mm thick (encased in black covering).
The thin steel wires were spun to and fro across the Humber.
The roadway is suspend from the two main cables by spiral strand steel wire ropes 62 mm diameter - they look grey-white in the photographs and angles slightly from the vertical.
View of Hessle Foreshore from the Humber Bridge, Hull in the distance.
There are good parking facilities and you can walk along by the Humber estuary under the bridge.
A distant view of Hull from the eastern walkway of the Humber Bridge.
The spacious walkway for pedestrians on the Humber Bridge.
Another zoom view towards Hull docks.
The almost vertical steel rods, slung from the main sagging cables, that hold the road of the Humber Bridge in place.
A general view of the Hessle tower.
The south bank of the Humber estuary, just to the east of the Humber Bridge, and Hull across the water.
A view of both towers from the south bank of the Humber estuary.
The north Hessle tower is on the bank, and has foundations down to 8 m (26 ft). The south Barton tower is in the water, and descends to 36 m (118 ft) as a consequence of the shifting sandbanks that make up the estuary.
Views of the south bank approach road to the Humber Bridge.
Two cyclists approaching the Hessle tower of the Humber Bridge.
Looking north towards the Barton tower.
The main cables are secured at each end of the bridge in massive concrete anchorages.
The northern anchorage (above) weighs 190.000 tonnes and the southern anchorage weighs 300,000 tonnes.
Detail of the Barton tower, identical to the Hessle tower.
The eastern walkway near the centre of the central span.
The steel rods and cables holding the roadway in place.
Looking eastwards to the Hessle tower.
The full view of the Humber single span suspension bridge.
Details of the Hessle tower.
Refreshments and other amenities
The Country Park Bar, Restaurant and Hotel, in a great spot by the Humber Suspension Bridge.
The Country Park Inn - The Country Park Bar, Restaurant and Hotel, Hessle Foreshore, Hessle, East Yorkshire.
A good place to have a meal and drink, with great views of the Humber Estuary and Humber Suspension Bridge.
"Set within the shadow of the Humber Bridge, The Country Park welcomes visitors to enjoy home cooked food, refreshing drinks and a warm atmosphere. Located on the foreshore of the Humber estuary, The Country Park combines beautiful views with a unique setting to create a truly picturesque dining and wedding venue." A quote from their website, which I agree with!
Almost under the Humber Bridge is the Humber Rescue emergency lifeboat.
The Humberside Country Park
The Humberside Country Park is close to the Hessle Foreshore and Hessle Tower of the Humber Bridge.
There is free car parking in the Humber Bridge car parking and also on the Hessle Foreshore - with good views the Humber Bridge and Estuary.
The Humberside Country Park is a well laid out local nature reserve surrounded on three sides by distinctive chalk cliffs that have been quarried for centuries in the past.
There areas of woodland, open meadows and wildlife ponds.
There is a tourist information centre, nature trails, picnic areas, sculptured seats, a tree trail, and toilet facilities.
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