**..Boats.......sludge.......and the Humber bridge..**

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The main support cables each consist of 15.000 .5mm..wires and the bridge is designed to last for 120 years.....The Humber road bridge....was opened in 1981 and for 16 years was the worlds longest single span....until the opening of the 'Great Belt' bridge in Denmark 1997....although the Humber bridge ...(today)...remains the longest span crossable on foot or by cycle....and worth the experience..to witness 2220m of flexing roadway... Dj...

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David Brown Photogra… on March 1, 2013

I'm strugglin' now David to remember if I have been across the bridge! When I go to the coast these days its always from Heathrow and straight up M18/M62. But thinkin' back to t'olden days I am sure I never went over it.

Is it free? That would clinch it. Did you cycle or walk it?

Lovely shot with these old boats in't foreground and great write up. Thanks - t'other David

david g Johnson on March 2, 2013

Howdy David....I was visiting 'Hessle' and had time to spare..so I did a walk from North to south visitor centres...then returned by bus..(its a fair owd distance.!)../..Car fees today are only £1.50 - to cross...Thanks for your compliment..on the pic...I took other shots..but plenty are already here on Pano'..so I'll restrict it to just the one...
Nice to hear from you....and keep good..from Dj..UK.

CarlStaffanHolmer on March 14, 2013


You have not only depicted one of the longest suspension bridges in the world, but also the small wharf Clapsons Yard in Barton Haven, known for restoring old sailing Humber sloops like "Phyllis" and "Amy Howson", like the one showed in the background. They are real beauties when sailing on the river with their almost oversize rigging.


david g Johnson on March 14, 2013

By jove..!..Carl.....you know more about my country than I do.....Cor blimey !..I'm going to take a crash course in 19th..century Swedish history.....then ..I.. can bombard ..you.. with facts and figures.....heh heh !!......Dave.

G Lokey on March 19, 2013

Hi Dave, Computer finally "gave up the ghost" and had to get new one which lasted all of two days and had to be replaced! Now up and running again although no new shots for Panoramio yet! Keep up the good work as with this gritty Humber bridge shot! Cheers GL.

david g Johnson on March 19, 2013

Gotcha' there Geoff..... you didn't drop it into your Caurel Hot-Tub did you ?..heh heh.... if so ... get the 'Acme' waterproof ..Gt 6 laptop. We are in Estepona at the moment will be back soon....Cheers from Dj.

Yorkshire Sam on March 19, 2013

That's the best image I have ever seen showing this bridge, on it's own it's now't but with this lovely added interest it has a real sense of place. Excellent !

david g Johnson on March 20, 2013

Thanks for that...,,Sam...... After shooting many different angles...I figured I'd include the foreground interest - as plenty of bridge shots are already up on Pano'...... Cheers.. again from ....Dj.....

⚔ Richard ⚔ on May 14, 2013

Been over many times Dave but never stopped for a picture? great shot Like..Regards Richard

david g Johnson on May 15, 2013

Thanks ...Richard../..I had some time to kill so I walked across..visited Barton and got some pictures.
Cheers from Dj.

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  • Uploaded on February 22, 2013
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    by david g Johnson
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ30
    • Taken on 2013/02/22 10:55:27
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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