Vessels representing four centuries are part of Open Bridges. Visit the Ships’ Gallery to see a selection of atmospheric photographs from the Open Bridges night.

Click on the links below to find out about the vessels:

18th century – visit the Schooner HMS Pickle page

19th century – visit the Humber Keel Comrade page

20th century – visit the MV Syntan page

21st century – visit the SMS Towage Englishman page

21st century – visit the Svitzer Valiant page

Thank you to SMS Towage, Svitzer,  The Chronicles of HMS PickleThe Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society and The Beverley Barge Preservation Society

M. V. Syntan

M. V. Syntan

Open Bridges is a whole tapestry of threads. It’s a celebration of Hull’s lifeblood, the River Hull, 13 movable bridges, the vessels that use the river and the heritage & culture that have grown up in both East and West Hull.


Project concept Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard