Humber Bridge 'Landmarks' Print

£15.00

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Humber Bridge Print by Kate Chappell, available in various sizes.

These quality art prints are on 180gsm matte art paper and are all supplied on a backing card.

*Please note the frame is not included*

A4 - 210mm x 297mm / 8.3inch x 11.7inch
A3 - 297mm x 420mm / 11.7inch x 16.5inch

A little about The Humber Bridge
For centuries the Humber Estuary was a barrier to trade and development between the two banks. Local interests campaigned for over a hundred years for the construction of a bridge or tunnel.

Approval for the construction of a suspension bridge was granted in 1959 with the passing of the Humber Bridge Act and the creation of the Humber Bridge Board, although it was not until 1972 that work finally began. The reasons why a suspension bridge was chosen were twofold. First, the Humber Estuary has a shifting bed and the navigable channel along which ships can travel is always changing. Therefore, a suspension bridge with no support piers in mid-stream would not obstruct the estuary. Second, because of the geology and topography of the area, the cost of constructing a tunnel would have been excessive.

Work on the construction took eight years, during which time upwards of one thousand workers were employed at times of peak activity. Traffic first crossed the bridge on 24th June 1981 and on 17th July 1981 Her Majesty the Queen performed the formal opening ceremony.

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