Retired Engineers Reunite at the Bridge

Some 26 retired engineers who helped construct the Humber Bridge in the 1970s returned to the banks of the Humber for their first reunion in November 2017.

Many of them had travelled long distances to be part of it, including one man who came from Australia when he learnt of the reunion plans.

The group were treated to a tour of the Bridge, including a visit up to the top of the Hessle Tower and down into the Hessle Anchorage. The Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor John Hewitt, hosted a civic reception at the Hull History Centre before tour guide Paul Schofield led the delegation on a city centre walk. An evening reception completed the day where one of the speakers was the then Chairman of Hull 2017, the journalist Rosie Millard.

The event was jointly organised by Douglas Strachan and Jerry Gurney.


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