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Humber Bridge Project

Hi Mark,

Here is my research for Humber Bridge. Even though i live in Hull there’s also some facts that i am not familiar with and have educated me.

 Here is my Research below:

“The Humber Bridge, Near Hull England, is a 2428-yard single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. When it opened Humber Bridge was the largest suspension bridge in the world but now it only lies sixth.  The bridge opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. Elizabeth II opened it officially on 17 July 1981. Even though the Humber Bridge in England is no longer the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world, it remains the longest that can be crossed on foot, due to the fact that its lower level has both a footpath and a bicycle path. Its suspension cable wires can encircle the earth twice. The Humber Bridge sits in the River Humber between Hessle and Barton Upon Humber.

Plans for a bridge were originally drawn up in the 1930s, and were revised in 1955, but work did not begin until 27 July 1972. The Humber Bridge Act, promoted by Kingston Upon Hull Corporation, was passed in 1959. This established the Humber Bridge Board in order to manage and raise funds to build the bridge and buy the land required for the approach roads.”

Referencing :        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humber_Bridge

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