The Humber Bridge is a Grade 1 listed landmark for its pioneering engineering and sublime design. After centuries of the Humber Estuary being a barrier to trade and over hundreds of years of campaigning, the Humber Bridge Act was passed in 1972 granting the rights for the construction of a suspension bridge, completed in 1981.
Grade 1 listed landmark for pioneering engineering and sublime design
The Humber Bridge has saved millions of hours of valuable travel time, maximised trade and reduced emissions. In 2017 it was recognised as a grade 1 listed landmark by Historic England due to its skilled engineering and sophisticated structure.
Spanning 1,410 metres, it held the record for the world’s longest single span suspension bridge for 16 years and remains in the top 10 and is still the longest bridge allowing passengers to cross by foot or bicycle.