HBB Poetry Competition

We are super excited to announce the winner of our poetry competition today of all days, National Poetry Day!!!

So (drum roll please) a big massive congratulations to David Wilberforce who has won with his poem called A Lockdown Walk Across The Humber.

The judges said David’s poem was both memorable and lyrical.

We know you’ll be dying to hear the poem, but there’s an amazing reason why you’ll just need to wait a little longer.

As part of David’s prize, Hull Uni has arranged for him to work with some professional poets to enhance his work before collaborating with soundscape artists and musicians to create a multi-media reading of A Lockdown Walk Across The Humber. We don’t want to rush the creative process, so can’t set an exact time for release, but hope to share via our social channels by mid-November. The poem will also then be available on our website and via a QR code on the Humber Bridge estate, so you can listen to it whenever you visit.

A huge thank you to our friends at Hull Uni, who have helped with the judging and arranging the prizes.

Special mention goes to Suzanne MacLeod and Miriam Moore, who came second and third respectively, and whose poems will also be available on our website very soon.

And a big massive heart-felt thank you to all of our entrants, we were blown away by the quality of all the submissions, which was echoed by our judges, who commented on how tricky it was to pick a winner.

Happy National Poetry Day!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight works to take place on the Humber Bridge 

Important work to resurface the northbound road deck will begin at 6pm on Saturday 19th August and is due to finish by 6am the following day (Sunday 20th August).

Both Tag lanes will be closed during this time. However, you will still be able to cross the Bridge and HumberTag customers will be able to use the toll booths. By carrying out the work overnight, we are able to minimise impact on traffic as much as possible.

Drivers are urged to allow extra time for their journeys in order to minimise any potential disruptions.  

Works of this nature are weather dependent, meaning that they may need to be cancelled and rescheduled at short notice. Should this occur, more information will be provided on our social media channels.

For the latest updates, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter or by checking www.humberbridge.co.uk/news

Works underneath Ferriby Road Bridge

Update 31 July 2023:

Please note that the lane closure and traffic management underneath Ferriby Road Bridge has been moved to today (31 July) and tomorrow (1 August). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Original 24 July 2023: We will be carrying out essential maintenance work to the underneath of Ferriby Road bridge starting on Thursday 27th July until November 2023

To ensure safety of the travelling public and the workforce, we will need to install local lane closures on Ferriby Road itself at various times throughout the works. These will be advertised and publicised using our social media channels and website. 

Upcoming Ferriby Road lane closure dates:

  • Thursday 27th – Friday 28th July
  • Thursday 3rd – Friday 4th August

We will try to keep disruption to a minimum but please allow extra time for your journey if travelling during this time, and drive carefully through the roadworks.

Overnight Works 25th/26th July

We are carrying out maintenance work on the Bridge on Tuesday (25th July) overnight. The northbound tag lane will be closed from 8pm Tuesday to 6am Wednesday to accommodate this.

Please note that you will still be able to cross the Bridge as usual, and HumberTag customers can use the Toll Booths.

There will also be a lane closure in place southbound (prior to the toll booths), however, the southbound tag lane will remain open.

Overnight Works – 13/14th May 2023

We will be carrying out overnight works on the Bridge this Saturday evening (13th May) until Sunday morning (14th May) to avoid disruption during the daytime

From 8pm Saturday evening – 9am Sunday morning, both the northbound and southbound Tag lanes will be closed and there will be a Contraflow in place. Please note that you will still be able to cross the Bridge in either direction, and HumberTag customers can still use the Toll Booths. 

This will enable us to carry out essential carriageway surfacing works and streetlight repairs in the Southbound carriageway.

Please allow extra time for your journey if travelling during this time, and drive carefully through the roadworks.

Bridge Load Trial

This Thursday night (30th March 2023) we will be carrying some investigations on the bridge using a convoy of vehicles. This is so we can measure how the bridge reacts under this load and is part of a planned inspection and maintenance program. . 

The convoy of vehicles will travel across the bridge and at set points specialist measuring equipment will tell our team what is happening. This data will then be processed and will be used as part of the future inspection and maintenance program.

The work will be carried out late on Thursday night, when traffic is minimal, and will require a single lane at a time. This means that you will be able to cross the Bridge as normal. However, if you are using the Bridge on Thursday night, please keep an eye out for these slow moving vehicles.

Overnight Works Week Commencing 20th March 2023

We will be carrying out overnight works on the Bridge from Monday to Thursday (20th – 23rd March).

The current lane closure northbound will remain in place for the remainder of this week and all of Monday (20th March 2023).

From Tuesday – Thursday there will be overnight lane closures in place between 7pm and 5am. The Northbound Tag lane will be closed on Wednesday and the Southbound Tag lane will be closed Thursday during this time – please note that HumberTag customers can still use the Toll Booths. 

During these times we will undertake a variety of essential maintenance activities including: new white lining on the road surface, repairs to crash barriers, road lighting upgrades, drain cleaning and replacement of a bearing to the bridge deck.

To ensure the safety of both the workforce and drivers, there will be lane closures in both directions which will change each night as the work progresses.

You will still be able to cross the Bridge.

**Updated** Overnight Bridge Closure – 17th September 2022

Updated post (16/09/22): The bearing replacement work due to be carried out between 9pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday this weekend (17th – 18th September) is highly weather dependent.  Therefore, in the lead-up to the Bridge closure, we have been monitoring the weather forecasts closely.

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New Toll Collection System – Meet the Buyer Event

Since November 2015, the Humber Bridge has operated a hybrid toll collection system; this consists of one open road toll lane and three staffed toll booth lanes in each direction, along with associated back-office systems located in the Bridge Office.

The Humber Bridge Board (HBB) are now looking to replace this system with a fully free flow toll collection system.

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