humber bridge and estuary 2

Humber Bridge and Estuary | Oct 2012

The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, England, is a 2,220 m (2,428 yards) single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. It is the sixth-largest of its type in the world. It spans the Humber (the estuary formed by the rivers Trent and Ouse) between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire – both of which were previously in the non-metropolitan county of Humberside.

As of 2006, the bridge carried an average of 120,000 vehicles per week. The toll was £3.00 each way for cars (higher for commercial vehicles), which made it the most expensive toll crossing in the United Kingdom. As of 1 April 2012, the toll was reduced to £1.50 each way after the UK government cut £150 million from the bridge’s current debt.
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