Is the Humber Bridge one and a half miles long?
Yes, Humber Bridge is about one and a half miles long.
The longest bridge in the UK as at 2006, is the Humber Estuary bridge, completed in 1981 at a length of 1,410 metres. At the time of construction, it was the longest bridge in the world, but is now the 4th longest in the world. The Humber Bridge is the longest bridge in the United Kingdom AS TAKEN BY THE LENGTH OF THE MAIN SPAN, and therefore the 4th longest in the world when using…
Some Differences: The Golden Gate Bridge is 1280 metres long, while the Humber Bridge is longer at 1410 metres. The Golden Gate is currently the 9th longest suspension bridge in the world, while the Humber is the 5th longest. The Golden Gate is in the United States, while the Humber is in the United Kingdom. The Golden Gate was opened in 1937, while the Humber is younger, opening in 1981.
The Humber Bridge, spanning The Humber Estuary between Yorkshire and Lincolnshire had been planned since the 1930's. Construction began on 26 July 1972 and the bridge was opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. There was an official opening ceremony, conducted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on 17 July 1981. Work began in 1973 and the bridge finally opened in 1981, so it took 8 years to build.