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Humber 1981

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  • Hull, England
  • Across The Humber Estuary
  • Main span 1410m/4624ft
  • Long-span suspension bridge
  • 4 lane highway
  • Length 155m/504ft
  • Designed at Freeman Fox
  • Designs were based on schemes from the Severn and Bosphorus I bridges
  • The design incorporated the latest technology and represented an economical solution for such a span

 

DECK

  • Severn-type aerofoil, aerodynamic box girder

TOWERS

  • For the first time on a long span bridge the towers were constructed of reinforced concrete rather than steel

 

PIERS

  • The north (Hessle) tower is on land
  • The south (Barton) pier is 500m into the estuary

CABLES

  • The main cables were air-spun
  • Hangers are zig-zag inclined