The Humber Bridge Board is a highway authority which was set up in 1981 to operate the then longest single-span suspension bridge in the world. The Humber Bridge is 1.4 miles long and links East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire on the A15.
The Humber Bridge is the UK’s longest single-span suspension bridge and the eighth longest in the world. It remains the longest in the world that can be crossed on foot or by cycle. It received Grade 1 listing by Historic England in 2017.
Since the tolls were reduced in 2012, there has been an overall increase of 29% in traffic. There are 45,000 HumberTAGs in circulation – the TAG is the electronic account giving motorists a faster journey across the Humber Bridge. The HumberTAG amounts to half the traffic crossing the Bridge. Latest figures show there are 10.3 million crossings every year. There is a toll freeze until 2021.
The towers are 36mm further apart from each other at the top than at the bottom – this is to allow for the curvature of the earth. More details about the Bridge can be found at www.humberbridge.co.uk, Facebook @HumberBridgeOfficial, Twitter: humbridgenews.
A Humber Bridge visitor experience remains an important aspiration for the Board, to open up parts of the bridge that have previously not been available to the public. It will be a gradual development, working with tourism partners on both banks of the Humber.
The Humber Bridge is an iconic symbol of this region and a crucial part of the economic development of the area. We are delighted to become part of the big networking organisation for the Humber region and contribute towards this partnership to promote this wonderful part of the world.
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