Directions to Bridlington from Humberside Airport
Getting to Bridlington from Humberside Airport.
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The Humber Bridge
A Brief History
For a long time the Humber Estuary was a barrier to trade and development between the two banks and local interests campaigned for over 100 years for the construction of a bridge or tunnel across the estuary.
The first major crossing proposal was a tunnel scheme in 1872. This scheme was promoted by Hull merchants and businesses dissatisfied with the service provided by the New Holland ferry crossing. Over the next 100 years, a variety of proposals were put forward in an effort to bridge the Humber.
In 1928, a plan was drawn up by Hull City Council to build a multi-span truss bridge four miles west of Hull between Hessle on the north side and Barton-upon-Humber on the south. However, the scheme sank without a trace after being hit by the financial woes of the great depression of the late 1920's and early 1930's.
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 1973 that work finally began.
Work on the construction proceeded for eight years, during which time many thousands of tonnes of steel and concrete were used and upwards of one thousand workers and staff were employed at times of peak activity.
When traffic first crossed the bridge on 24th June 1981 many local dreams were fulfilled and similarly many people will have happy memories of the Bridge's official opening on 17th July 1981 when H.M. the Queen performed the formal opening ceremony.
The Bridge "opened up" both socially and economically, two previously remote and insular areas of England, improving communication enabling the area to realise its potential in commercial, industrial and tourist development.
The Bridge has saved many millions of vehicle miles and many valuable hours of drivers' and passengers' time - an important factor not only for the drivers and operators of commercial vehicles but also for tourists and holidaymakers who would have had to travel around the estuary to reach destinations in the region.
Directions to Bridlington from Humberside Airport
Humberside Airport is the closest International Airport to Bridlington which is approximately 1 hours drive from Bridlington.
En-route you will travel over the world famous Humber Bridge which traverses the River Humber joining the North and South Banks.
The Humber Bridge is a suspension bridge with the north tower sited on the high water line and the south tower founded in shallow water 500m from the shore.
On the north bank, a hard well-jointed bed of chalk comes close to the surface and is covered by a tough layer of glacially deposited chalky boulder clay. The chalk has provided good foundations for both the anchorage and tower on this bank, on the south side, soft alluvium is underlain by beds of boulder clay, sand and gravel. Below these beds, at a depth of 30m, there is a deep bed of stiff, heavily fissured kimmeridge clay, on which the tower and anchorage have been founded.
Designed to cross the last major unbridged estuary in Britain, the bridge comprises reinforced concrete towers aerial-spun catenary cables and a continuously-welded, closed – box road deck supported by inclined hanger cables.
Please note that the Humber Bridge is a Toll Road, the following prices were correct at the time of writing (Nov 2011
|1. Motor Cycles with or without sidecar.||£1.30|
|2. Cars and Goods vehicles having a maximum weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes Motor Caravans||£3.00|
|3. Goods vehicles having a maximum gross vehicle weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes but not exceeding 7.5 tonnes Vehicles within Class 2 above, with trailers. Small buses (with seating for 9-16 passengers)||£5.40|
|4. Goods vehicles having a maximum gross vehicle weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes with 2 axles Large buses (with seating for 17 or more passengers)||£12.10|
|5. Goods vehicles having a maximum gross vehicle weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes with 3 axles.||£16.20|
|6. Goods vehicles having a maximum gross vehicle weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes with 4 or more axles||£20.30|
The map view below can be changed to suit your preferences by adjusting the zoom levels on the left. You can also enjoy a satellite view of the area by selecting the satellite tab at the top of the map or you can get the best of both views by selecting the hybrid view which will superimpose the map onto the satellite view allowing you to view a the landmarks you will see during your journey.
Below the map you will find step by step instruction on how to get from Humberside Airport (A) to Bridlington (B).
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