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Humber Bridge

Humber Bridge


The Humber Bridge, one of the world's longest single span suspension bridges is a masterpiece of British engineering and a major attraction in its own right.

Before the arrival of the railways, water transportation was the most efficient means of moving heavy or bulk freight and the Humber, situated at the heart of the waterway system associated with the Trent and the Ouse, was one of the chief highways of England. To cater for local and, as time progressed, wider needs ferries were provided across many of the creeks along both banks of the river and in 1315 a ferry between Hull and Lincolnshire was established. By 1800 the ferry had become fully integrated into the overland transport system. The ferry service between Hull and New Holland ended with the opening of the Humber Bridge on 24th June 1981.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

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Open all the time

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.


Bridge tolls apply for vehicles crossing the bridge. Free to cross on bike or foot.

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Ferriby Road,
HU13 0LN



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Map reference: TA 023253  Lat: 53.71456 Long: -0.45048

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Hessle station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted