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 in two at 20:17 hours on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2017.
The award winning Open Bridges film made by Humber Film Creative Community recorded the night when historic vessels sailed down the river and were met by 21st century tugs, to the sound of composer John Stead’s especially commissioned new musique concrète work ‘Moments in Time’.
LATEST NEWS 2018: We are delighted to introduce our new Open Bridges project, ‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’, gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years. Click on the blog here for the latest stories.
Do you have memories about life on and around the River Hull over the years?
If you would like to talk to us about sharing your memories you can contact us. Click here to get in touch
Before we begin, the River Hull flows out into the Humber Estuary, but where does it start? Find out about our trip to the origins of the river – Click here
Open Bridges is an independent Hull/East Yorkshire based project.
Open Bridges anniversary event 22nd September 2018 – come and join us celebrating the first anniversary of Open Bridges Anniversary & the launch of the new project, Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories. click here for more details