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Humber Bridge

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Humber Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Barton-Upon-Humber, Lincolnshire
To:  Hessle, near Hull, Yorkshire
Lincolnshire • Yorkshire
Highway Authority
North Lincolnshire • East Riding of Yorkshire
Opening Date
£2.50 (Cars)
Additional Information
List No:  1447321  (Grade I)
Bridge Type:  Suspension Bridge
Engineer:  Cleveland Bridge Company
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A15

The Humber Bridge is a single span suspension bridge crossing the River Humber at Kingston-Upon Hull. It was built between 1973 and 1981 and was granted grade I listed status in 2017[1].


The bridge was opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. The official opening was on 17 July 1981 by Queen Elizabeth II.


Construction of the bridge.

The suspension bridge had 3 spans: Hessle side (280m), Barton side (530m) and main centre span (1410m) making a total of 2,220m or 1.38 miles. It was the world’s longest single span suspension bridge when it opened and it held this record for 16 years. Cost was £90 million.

It has a D2 arrangement plus paths on either side that permit foot and cycles to cross since they are banned for the main carriageway. However in April 2021 these paths were closed due to high numbers of deaths[2]. However a path is now open for a restricted period daily.


Route To Notes


Lincoln, Grimsby(M180), Immingham(M180)(A160)


Hull (A63), Selby(A63)


Beverley, Bridlington




Barton upon Humber






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A decade ago, engineers found the Humber Bridge had the same problem as many of the world's suspension bridges: unexpectedly fast corrosion. Here's how they fixed it, and how they're checking that it's staying fixed.

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Humber Bridge
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