About the project
When constructed in 1981 with a main span of 1,410m, the Humber Bridge held the record for the longest spanning suspension bridge in the world. The bridge links the M180 with the M62 via the A15 and A63 Trunk Roads in Hull, Northern England and was opened on the 17th July 1981.
The contract for construction was awarded to a consortium of companies, British Bridge Builders comprising of Sir William Arrol, Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, Redpath Dormon Long and John Howard and Company. Construction was not without its difficulties in dealing with the Humber River, the elements and problems with steelworkers endemic in the industry at the time.