Humber Bridge

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Humber Bridge,

vehicular suspension bridge across the HumberHumber,
navigable estuary of the Trent and Ouse rivers, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 8 mi (1.6–12.9 km) wide, NE England, forming the boundary between between the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull (N) and North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire (S).
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 estuary, E England. Completed in 1981, it links Kingston upon Hull (see HullHull,
officially Kingston upon Hull,
city and unitary authority (2011 pop. 256,406), NE England, on the north shore of the Humber estuary at the influx of the small Hull River.
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) with the estuary's southern shore. At 7,283 ft (2,220 m), with a main span of 4,626 ft (1,410 m) it is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.
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