The Open Bridges exhibition had its last day inside Scale Lane Bridge before we finalise its next home. We’ve been open every Saturday in January and February and welcomed 2000 visitors.Thanks to James Hoggarth and Sally Fairfax for inviting us to BBC Radio Humberside this morning to talk about the project and exhibition. Lots of visitors told us they’d heard about it on the radio and came straight down to the bridge. It’s certainly been cold in there, but we’ve had a remarkable two months. We have had lots of fascinating conversations with people who have grown up with the river and bridges central to their lives, and heard many wonderful stories of life working on the barges and around the river over the years. Most recently lots of people spoke to us about Banksy’s visit to Hull. Of course we were delighted to be sent the feature about it in Graffiti Street urban arts magazine. Click here to read ‘Unravelling Banksy in Hull’
While we’ve been at the exhibition we’ve done some exploring within walking distance of Scale Lane Bridge, click on an image in the gallery to see the full picture and scroll along…
Thanks to everybody involved, Pete Curry and Bridges Operations, Andy Burton – City Manager, all the bridge staff and everybody who came to visit.
Rich & Lou
Make a date for Open Bridges anniversary 22nd September 2018 – keep an eye on the website to find out more!
Open Bridges Hull: For the first time in the city’s history all 13 of Hull’s bridges raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city in two at 20:17 hours on the autumnal equinox 2017 during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season.
Open Bridges is an independent Hull based project, concept and management by Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard