Thursday 20 November 2008

A bridge over nothing

The Humber bridge was for many years the longest span suspension bridge in the world - I think it's now the fifth longest. Amongst its many names it was dubbed the bridge to nowhere, now it is just the most expensive river crossing in the UK. Today we once again crossed a bridge over nothing. It lies on Bude Road in Hull.

The bridge looks like a bailey bridge. I think there was a drain under it but now there's just an empty space. Maybe it would cost more to remove than to maintain, but there's no weight limit on it and it gets a lot of traffic for a small bridge. Nearby there is a weird junction. I think a simple junction or roundabout would do better, but it was interesting to get it laid out properly.

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