Scale Lane is the latest bridge to span the river and connect the city. It became the focus of a number of events during Hull’s City of Culture year: used as a musical instrument for Playing the Bridge – an artistic commission and performance devised by bridge architect Jonathan McDowell and composer Nye Parry who are both Gamelan players – it was coordinated here by Hull Gamelan’s Laurence Rugg. It was followed by artist Madi Boyd’s sound and light installation in Scale Lane Bridge later that year.
Being involved in Playing the Bridge and Scale Lane also a part of Open Bridges as well as the venue for the exhibition, we’ve got to know it well. Here’s a gallery of photographs taken from all of those events – both of and from the bridge.
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 not for profit Hull/East Yorkshire based project.