Friday, 19 December 2014

North Bridge

After two hundred and fifty years or so of going by ferry across the river the good citizens of Hull decided to move with the times and invest in the new-fangled technology, a bridge. As the bridge replaced the North Ferry it naturally became known as the North Bridge. Quite what the ferry men thought of this early example of displacement by new technology and subsequent loss of trade is not recorded. That was back in the boom times of 1541 and obviously the bridge has been rebuilt several times since then; the latest being in the late 1920's when this was put across a few yards further north than the previous bridge. The remains of that bridge are still just about visible next to this converted warehouse.

The Weekend in Black & White is here.


  1. Nice photo of the interesting bridge. I like the B & W

  2. A great b&w contribution, well done!
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  3. This bridge has fine strong lines, great in black and white.

  4. Thank you for sharing. made me a bit wiser.
    Have a nice evening

  5. A lot of interesting details in this B&W! Wonderful shot!

  6. I like that hints of the previous bridge remain preserved.

  7. Wonderful photo in B&W! Great contrast!

  8. Amazing bit of local social history