Open Bridges: Wilmington

As part of Open Bridges we recorded the working movements of many of the bridges. There were many images that we didn’t use then as part of the project, but would like to share now. These photographs were taken when we visited Wilmington bridge on 19th June last year and show the working mechanism of the bridge as it opens to allow Swinderby through. The bridges were opened to allow the composer, John Stead, to record the sounds of the bridge as it moved for his musique concrète composition “Moments in Time”, commissioned especially for Open Bridges. Click on any of the photos to see the full picture and scroll through the gallery…

All photographs copyright Richard Duffy-Howard

Visit the River Full Of Stories memory page here for more stories, films and photographs.

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull in the UK’s City of Culture 2017 raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on 22nd September 2017.  Historic vessels sailed down the River to be met by 21st century tugs.

Open Bridges is an independent Hull/East Yorkshire based project.

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