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Brayton Primary School is on track to transfer to academy status on 1st November. We will be part of the Star Multi Academy Trust.

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!