River Hull Archive #19 1977-1979

Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories

Welcome to the 19th of our weekly selection of photographs from the HDM archive, 1977-1979. The Tidal Barrier and Myton Bridge take shape.

Click on an image to see the full picture and scroll along.

Thanks to Anthony Hoe and friends for spotting that the photo below, previously published in the 1960 post was actually a lot later, possibly from 1977 and taken during repair works rather than when first being put into place.

Open Bridges A River Full Of Stories
Drypool Bridge being repaired – late 1970s

If you have anything that you’d like to share about the photographs please click here to get in touch.

Thanks again to Angus Young.  All photographs used with permission. We’ve digitised and processed the original photographs, restoring them where possible.

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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