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Hull’s Bridges (Vignette)

Ombler, Alex


Alex Ombler


D. Starkey

S. McKeon

E. Salter


Opening paragraph:
Bridges have played a vital role in Hull’s historical and geographical development since the sixteenth century, when the defence of the prospering and strategically important port required the construction of the first bridge across the River Hull. Erected in 1541 on the orders of Henry VIII, the crossing provided better access to the newly built fortifications on the east bank of the river. The original bridge was replaced by a firmer structure, known as ‘North Bridge’, which was developed further over the next 200 years as the town increased in population, importance and as a hub of commercial maritime activity.


Ombler, A. (2017). Hull’s Bridges (Vignette). In D. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, S. McKeon, & E. Salter (Eds.), Hull: Culture, History, Place. Liverpool University Press

Online Publication Date Apr 1, 2017
Publication Date 2017
Deposit Date Jun 26, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 26, 2024
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Book Title Hull: Culture, History, Place
ISBN 978-1781384190
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This copy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

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