Humber Bridge

  • photo of Humber Bridge
  • photo of Humber Bridge
  • photo of Humber Bridge
  • photo of Humber Bridge
  • photo of Humber Bridge
LocationYorkshire and the Humber, England, United Kingdom
Statusin use
Open1981
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignSuspension bridge
Length2 220 m
Height155 m
Clearance below30 m
Longest span1 410 m
Width28 m
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Humber Bridge is the world's eighth largest suspension bridge with a span of 1,410 meters. It is located between the towns of Barton-upon-Humber in Lincolnshire and Hessle East Riding of Yorkshire in England. The bridge has dual roadways in both directions and pedestrian path on both sides. The plan to build a bridge across the strait came in the 1930s. Construction of the bridge started in 1972. The bridge was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1981. The Humber Bridge was the largest suspension bridge until Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan in 1998. Humber Bridge is 2220 meters long and the largest span is 1410 meters.