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

Following Open Bridges, A River Full of Stories is an oral history project gathering memories of life and work on and around the River Hull. The River Full of Stories book is now published and the first edition is available from all Hull & East Riding Libraries and to order from UK libraries and the British Library.

We created and curated dozens of stories, photographs, films and exhibitions. Find out more …


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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