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Humber Bridge Footpath: Emma Hardy Provides Update on Reopening



Hull West and Hessle MP, Emma Hardy has had discussions this afternoon with the Humber Bridge after their decision to close the footpath which allows walkers and cyclists to cross the bridge.

The footpath closure has caused huge debate recently, after the bridge board decided to close it due to four people tragically took their own lives in the last month there.

On her Facebook page this afternoon, Emma Hardy posted an update which has confirmed that the closure isn’t permanent, and the bridge board are looking to fully reopen the path as soon as possible.

Initially, the path will reopen to commuters, who will need to register via an online form so they can cross the bridge. This should be ready within 7-10 days. In the meantime, commuters looking to cross before then, can call the Humber Bridge Board on 01482 647161 (Office hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm) and give them your details.

They then hope to reopen completely for all leisure users in May but only after extra measures are in place. These could include new cameras, higher barriers and working with The Samaritans and MIND to provide extra volunteers on patrol.

❗Humber Bridge Update❗ ?The Bridge Board are setting up a system for commuters to register so they can cross the…

Posted by Emma Hardy MP on Friday, 9 April 2021

This is clearly good news for the region as the Bridge is an important connection between here and Northern Lincolnshire. It’s also an excellent leisure attraction but safety is important and hopefully the new measures can prevent any further heartache for families across the region.

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