Millennium Bridge - Hull, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 44.373 W 000° 19.859
30U E 676023 N 5957851
Quick Description: This footbridge across the River Hull looks like a Bascule lift bridge but is actually a counterweight swing bridge.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/23/2021 2:57:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM14KW6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BONSAIRAD
Views: 1

Long Description:
The bridge is the southernmost bridge on the River Hull. It provides pedestrian access from the old town to The Deep, one of the UK's biggest aquariums.

Historically there were a number of shipyards on the river which has a confluence with the River Humber giving access to the North Sea.

It is very close to a tidal surge flood control barrier, which although the number of ships using the rive has declined, still has a height of 26 metres. This pedestrian bridge also has to let ships through up to 26 metres high and was built as a swing bridge. The bridge has a relatively long span of 31 metres and so the bridge has a large counterweight, which makes the bridge look like it is a Bascule Lift bridge.

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Bridge Type: Swing Bridge

Built: 11/1/2002

Span: 31 metres (102 feet)

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: no

Railway Traffic: no

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