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Humber Bridge

An Act of parliament was passed in 1959 to build the bridge between Barton-upon-Humber on the South Bank (Lincolnshire) & Hessle on the North Bank (Yorkshire).
In 1969 the decision was made to build the bridge which was started in July 1972 & took until June 1981 to complete. Once completed the the Humber Bridge was the longest single span bridge in the World & remained so for some 17 years.

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Sunset over the Humber Bridge
Facts & Figures

Bridge Official Opening :
17/07/1981
Overall Span: 2220 m
North Span: 280 m
Main Span: 1410 m
South Span: 530 m
Height:  155.5 m Above Deck
Width: 28.5 m Deck

Materials Used Include: 27500 Tonnes of Steel & 480000 Tonnes of Concrete

Do you know where the longest is ? Click for answer.


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Longest Bridges in the World [Go Back]
Name
Country
Length
Year Opened
Width
Akashi Kaikyo
Japan
1990
1998
30.0
Great Belt
Denmark
1624
1998
23.6
Humber
England
1410
1981
18.2
Jiangyin Jiangsu
China
1385
1999
30.0
Tsing Ma
Hong Kong
1377
1997
30.7
Verrazano Narrows
USA
1298
1964
25.3
Golden Gate
USA
1280
1937
25.0
Hoga Kusten
Denmark
1210
1997
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Mackinac
USA
1158
1957
16.0
Mihami Bison Seto
Japan
1100
1988
22.5