Humber bridge 1

 
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This is a view of the Humber Bridge in eastern England. When it was completed it was the longest single suspension bridge span in the world, with a distance between the main supports of over a mile. In fact the towers are so far apart that the distance between them at the top is a few inches greater than the distance between them at the base, simply as a result of the curvature of the earth!

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Guest - Dec 27, 2006 10:31 PM EDT
Steve love the photo and the discription is fantastic to information about what we are looking about it makes the photo more personal to me anyway
Guest - Dec 03, 2006 05:08 PM EDT
Another great shot, not sure which I like the best, keep coming back to this one, both great.
Guest - Nov 29, 2006 03:10 PM EDT
no problems steve just glad to help
Guest - Nov 29, 2006 03:05 PM EDT
I knew that Mike - not! Thanks for saving me the trouble of finding all that out for myself! Steve
Guest - Nov 29, 2006 02:55 PM EDT
mindless info time steve! main cable tensile strength is a mere 67,000 tons or safety factor 2 and are 820mm dia thick(main cable) and consist of 18,648 cables at 5.4mm thick and covered in zinc paste to sop corrosion.. hope this help donwrob .
Guest - Nov 29, 2006 03:47 AM EDT
Thanks Don and Whittler. I used to know the weight of the cables - I'll see if I can retrieve this info!
Guest - Nov 28, 2006 09:56 AM EDT
Great shot of the bridge Steve! Interesting stuff, can't imagine the weight of those cables. Cool! Don
Guest - Nov 28, 2006 09:06 AM EDT
WOW!! very nice.
Guest - Nov 28, 2006 04:02 AM EDT
Thanks Carol and Alandra. Yes, Alandra, I think the landscape version is the better composition.
Guest - Nov 27, 2006 11:06 PM EDT
while I like the vertical image, believe I prefer this one, - especially like the cloud effects/sky in this one. very nice.
Guest - Nov 27, 2006 07:47 PM EDT
Lovely photo of the bridge! Carol
Guest - Nov 27, 2006 05:43 PM EDT
Thanks Mary. I'm glad you like the sky. There were a few patches of blue which allowed the odd shaft of sunlight, one of which has lit up the base of the nearer tower.
Guest - Nov 27, 2006 05:36 PM EDT
Super shot Steve.I like the angle you took the shot from with a good portion of the sky as a background.
Guest - Nov 27, 2006 05:31 PM EDT
Thanks Mike! I can tell you it was pretty windy yesterday when I took this shot - I was getting camera shake at 1/250th!
Guest - Nov 27, 2006 05:26 PM EDT
super shot steve of a great feat of engineering however driving over it in a 7.5 tonne van with fire places and being scared of hieghts was not one of my best jaunts this year lol :(

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