Open Bridges made history when for the first, and only time, all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull UK in two at 20:17 hours on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2017.

We are delighted to announce that the first edition of the book, A River Full of Stories is now available in all Hull & East Riding Libraries and can be ordered from all UK libraries.

ARFOS at Willerby Library

To watch the award winning Open Bridges short film with musique concrète soundtrack settle down in a comfy chair, turn the lights down & the volume up and soak it up, it’s an immersive experience.

A River Full of Stories film – on board the motor barge Syntan, sloop Spider T and in Hull Maritime Museum it is full of real stories of life on the river in its heyday.

Come on a trip from Hull to York on the Dean’s Marine working barge George Dyson:

Open Bridges is an independent not for profit project  conceived and organised by Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard.


Visit the the River Hull memories page here for the latest memories. Scroll down and click on the posts or blog roll here for more Open Bridges stories. Keep an eye on the website for news of upcoming exhibitions.


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