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Ennerdale Bridge

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Ennerdale Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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View of the bridges
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Location
Kingston upon Hull
County
Yorkshire
Highway Authority
Kingston upon Hull • East Riding of Yorkshire
Opening Date
1997
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Bascule Bridge
On road(s)
A1033

Ennerdale Bridge (not to be confused with the village of the same name in the lake district), is actually two bascule bridges crossing the River Hull in Kingston upon Hull. Each bridge carries two traffic lanes. The bridges were built as part of the Ennerdale Link road project from 1991-1997. Construction of the bridges started in 1994, and they were opened on 3 April 1997, along with Raich Carter Way.

Initially, a tunnel was planned at the site and work started in 1991. After 15 months a burst in the dam of the diverted river flooded the workings to a depth of 30 feet which despite pumping efforts could not be cleared. The tunnel scheme was shelved in August 1993. Some had previously said that the ground conditions were unsuitable for a tunnel. Bascule bridges based on those further downstream at the Stoneferry Bridge crossing were opted for instead.

The original £8 million scheme ended up costing £30 million.





Ennerdale Bridge
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