Please Note the following:
1. Abnormal Load vehicles cannot use the ORT (open road toll). Drivers must stop at the outer LEFT lane (widest lane) booths to pay the appropriate toll or use their HumberTAG.
2. The Humber Bridge is now using ESDAL to process Abnormal Loads.
Definition of Abnormal Load:
Vehicles wider than 3.05m (10’0″) and/or heavier than 44 tonnes are classed as an abnormal load.
- INDEMNITY FORMS
Loads that are wider or heavier than permitted by the Construction and Use Regulations are required by law to give prior notice of their journey and to indemnify the Humber Bridge against damage resulting from travelling across. The driver of the vehicle will NOT be allowed to cross without a valid indemnity.
The Duty Inspector is to satisfy themself that HBB have adequate information about the weight and size of any abnormal load (e.g. sight of the driver’s movement papers), failing which, the movement will not be allowed. Consultation with the Engineering and Infrastructure Department may be required.
- LOADS ARRIVING WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
Regardless of whether they carry movement papers, any such loads that are wider than 3.5m (11’6″) or heavier than 50 tonnes will be checked with the Police prior to the movement being allowed. If it transpires that the load is moving without Police authorisation, the guidance of the Police will be sought. This will also be discussed with the Engineering and Infrastructure Department to ensure the proposed load can be allowed.
- ESCORT PROCEDURES
Loads heavier than 75 tonnes or heavier than 50 tonnes and wider than 3.5m (11’6″) will be escorted. Loads travelling northbound should park in the Abnormal Load layby before the southern approach and contact control. Loads travelling southbound must report to the Wide Load Lane and will be directed by the Operator to wait south of the Toll Booths for the escort.
- HIGH WINDS
Bulky, light abnormal loads (portable buildings etc.) may be vulnerable to the effects of cross winds and this will be considered before such movements are allowed. In the case of heavy loads, if there is a cross wind stronger than 15 metres per second and the load is moving in the windward carriageway, all loads heavier than 50 tonnes shall, for escort purposes and for the purpose of dealing with them if they break down, be treated as if they weighed more than 75 tonnes and subjected to the full procedures set out above.
6. ABNORMAL LOAD CHARGES
|Loads exceeding 3.05m (10’0″) and up to and including 3.5m (11’6″) wide and/or up to 100 tonnes:-|
|day (07.00 – 22.00)||night (22.00 – 07.00)|
|up to 50 tonnes||£4.50 + toll||£2.50 + toll|
|50 – 100 tonnes||£12.00 + toll||£6.00 + toll|
|Loads wider than 3.5m (11’6″) or above 100 tonnes|
|up to 50 tonnes||£9.00 + toll||£4.50 + toll|
|50 – 100 tonnes||£24.00 + toll||£12.00 + toll|
|100 – 150 tonnes||£30.00 + toll||£15.00 + toll|
|Above 100 tonnes by prior agreement / negotiation.|