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We hope you are all having a lovely Easter Holiday. Children return to school on Tuesday 30th April 2019.

Where in the world is Brayton Bee?

Here are the clues:

  • It is a single-span suspension construction.

  • It spans the estuary formed by the River Ouse and the River Trent.

  • One side of it is in Barton-upon-Humber, the other is in Hessle.

  • It has a total length of just over 2200 metres, and a width of about 28 metres.

  • It was opened in 1981 an it cost nearly £100 million to build.

  • More than 100,000 cars cross it every week.

  • Until 1997, it was the longest single-span suspension construction of its kind in the world and it has a larger span than the Golden Gate Bridge in the United States.

  • Construction of it began in 1972.

  • The towers are more than 150 metres tall.

  • It is designed to bend more than 3 metres in heavy winds.

  • More than 400,000 tonnes of concrete was used in the construction, and its deck weighs more than 16 tonnes.

  • Each of the main cables are more than 60cm thick.

  • It was designed by Freeman Fox and Partners.

Can you work out where he is?

If you can - tell Mrs Anderson (Geography Leader) or Mrs Berzins (History Leader) and you will be awarded with a Brayton Bee!