Open Bridges: photographs from the MV Syntan September 2017

As we made preparations for Open Bridges we were invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey  was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. We documented the journey in five stages. The … Continue reading Open Bridges: photographs from the MV Syntan September 2017

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Open Bridges First Anniversary

Stop Press: 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. Open Bridges Hull: “A truly memorable evening when we all worked together … Continue reading Open Bridges First Anniversary

John Peel Hull & Humber

Twenty years ago I showed the late great John Peel around Hull for a TV show. Here we are talking about how the river has influenced the culture of the city, about music in Hull and our independence. Great footage includes a trip to the Adelphi club, and a look round the graffiti art warehouse … Continue reading John Peel Hull & Humber

Shots from the Night Sky

Open Bridges: 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. These stunning stills from Octovision Media's drone footage show the  powerful tugs with search lights … Continue reading Shots from the Night Sky

Svitzer Valiant

Open Bridges: For the first time in Hull’s history the city will be split in two when all Hull’s 13 bridges will be simultaneously raised or barriered, momentarily denying the freedom of movement east or west across the River Hull. On September 22nd Open Bridges will signify the vital role bridges play in our everyday … Continue reading Svitzer Valiant

SMS Towage Englishman

Open Bridges: For the first time in Hull’s history the city will be split in two when all Hull’s 13 bridges will be simultaneously raised or barriered, momentarily denying the freedom of movement east or west across the River Hull. On September 22nd Open Bridges will signify the vital role bridges play in our everyday … Continue reading SMS Towage Englishman

Humber Keel Comrade

The beautifully restored Humber Keel COMRADE will sail down the River Hull and into the Humber Estuary as part of the Open Bridges journey. Find out about the COMRADE from Humber Keel COMRADE’s Sailing Master, John Medland's biography of the vessel: "The steel hulled  barge originally named Wanda was built in 1923 by Warren's Shipyard … Continue reading Humber Keel Comrade