The Humber Bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world for 17 years from 1981 to 1997. There is almost enough wire in the suspension cables to circle the Earth twice.
Located near Kingston upon Hull in England, it spans between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
It has an unsupported span length of 4,626 feet. The towers are hollow vertical concrete columns, each 510 ft tall and the bridge is designed to tolerate constant motion and bends more than 10 ft in winds of 80 miles per hour.
To date, it ranks the 5th longest suspension bridge in the world.