Humber Bridge sees 4,000 fewer caravans and motorhomes as heat…

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Humber Bridge sees 4,000 fewer caravans and motorhomes as heat…

Humber Bridge sees 4,000 fewer caravans and motorhomes as heat takes toll on traffic flows
2022-08-15 15:49:00
The immediate future of the Humber Bridge is set to be confirmed by the members of the crossing's board later this week. However, gone are the days of ambitious proposals for glass elevator rides for tourists to the top of the bridge's 510ft high northern tower. Instead, it seems the main message is that life spanning the estuary will probably carry on as normal for the next few years. The bridge board's current five-year strategic plan was first signed off a year ago when the uncertaiities of the Covid pandemic were still impacting on traffic flows. Friday's scheduled board meeting will give members the chance to review the last 12 months and look ahead to the next 12. Read more: How Hull's thirst for fresh water led to sabotage, theft, death and mad engineering While 2016's glass lift plan was eventually shelved, the current plan charts a more modest course and concentrates on the bridge's three main functions – keeping traffic moving, collecting tolls and maintaining the bridge and its assets. It also says a vital fourth ingredient in the mix is people, including staff, customers, stakeholders, the local community and visitors. The plan says: “Our mission statement is 'keeping the region connected, whilst providing safe, sustainable and reliable use of the bridge and estate'. It is based around delivering our functions, whilst recognising we do it safely and sustainably, and people are at the heart of it.” The Humber Bridge (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Fluctuating traffic numbers caused by the pandemic have been replaced by unknowns around the cos

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