WEEKEND DELAYS AT HUMBER BRIDGE

Motorists are being warned to expect delays crossing the Humber Bridge this weekend as essential cable maintenance work enters its second phase.

Contractors have finished work on the western main cable and will move all scaffolding and gantries over to the eastern main cable, starting Friday evening around 8pm and finishing Sunday evening around 8pm.

During that time, a contraflow will be in place, the tag lanes may also be closed to control merging traffic and ensure safety.

This is a big undertaking and we would normally split this work over two weekends. However, we’re keen to keep disruption to a minimum so we’ve worked with the contractor to condense the work into a single weekend. We are asking motorists to plan their journey in advance allowing for the expected delays.

The cable maintenance work is essential and we would like to thank our customers in advance for their patience and understanding.

Since the work began earlier this year, the western carriageway has been reduced to a single lane for a portion of the bridge. There has also been a reduction in the speed limit to 30mph and the western footpath has been closed. Once this weekend’s work is complete, both lanes on the western carriageway will open and the speed restrictions will be lifted.

From Sunday evening through to the cable safety work finishing in October, the eastern carriageway will be reduced to a single lane for a portion and the speed limit will be reduced to 30mph. The eastern footpath will also be closed.

Pedestrians and cyclists are being assured that at least one walkway will be open this weekend as the changeover is implemented.

Once the scaffolding and inspection gantries have been removed from the western main cable, we will look to reopen the western footpath and close the eastern footpath. It’s hard to say precisely when that will happen, but we want to assure pedestrians and cyclists that at least one of the footpaths will be open all weekend.

For more information about the cable maintenance work – you can watch the video below.

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View from the South Bank Wins #YourBridge Photographic Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#YourBridge – the Humber Bridge photo competition which has been running throughout 2018 – has been won by September’s entry, themed ‘Views from the South Bank’.

The breath-taking picture, which features the bridge under an array of moving clouds, was taken by Tim King of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Tim wins a photography masterclass with professional photographer, Lee Gale, and a selection of photographic equipment from London Camera Exchange – High Street, Lincoln, and Hilton Photographic in Hull.

His image will also feature on the front of the Humber Bridge Calendar 2019, which goes on sale early in the near year.

Tim said he was delighted to snap first prize in the year-long competition. He said: “Finding out I had won made my day, it was a fantastic surprise.

“I can’t wait for the masterclass and I’m really excited about seeing my picture on the front of the Humber Bridge Calendar.”

The #YourBridge competition was run throughout 2018 with each month having a different theme.

Photographers were encouraged to submit images that they felt best captured the spirit of that month’s theme, for a chance to feature in the 2019 Humber Bridge calendar.

The overall winner was then picked from those entries that had triumphed each month.

After a closely fought contest, Tim was crowned the winner.

Kevin Moore, Chief Executuve at the Humber Bridge, said: “Thank you to all the people who took part in the #YourBridge competition. We had some absolutely fantastic photographs submitted and in many ways it is unfortunate that only one can win.

“However, Tim’s entry really impressed the judges, making him a worthy winner.

“I’d also like to thank our team here at the Humber Bridge for carrying out their duties so professionally.

“Fans of the Humber Bridge can look out for our first official calendar, featuring all the #YourBridge winners, which will go on sale early next year.”

To view all of our monthly winners of the photography competition – click here

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Farmers’ market will continue

The Board is in talks with a number of new market operators following last Sunday’s decision by the former operator to terminate its contract.

With up to 160 stalls and 5,000 regular customers, the Humber Bridge team is keen to ensure that normal service continues and will make an announcement next week about a new provider.

Chief Executive Dr Kevin Moore says: “We want to be clear to traders and shoppers that the farmers’ market is very important to us and we have been moving quickly to appoint a new operator but we will go ahead with the March event. I’d like to pay tribute to the stallholders who have been in touch and have pledged their support for our event. I look forward to seeing them back with us again.”

The next Farmers’ Market is scheduled for Sunday 4th March, 9-1, in the car park near the Tourist Information Centre. Free parking is available. Further information is available from events@humberbridge.co.uk or call 01482 647161.

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