Pupils across the region are being invited to create murals that will decorate the Humber Bridge.
Themed ‘what the bridge means to me’ work will be displayed to mark the Humber Bridge 40th anniversary.
The murals reflecting the theme will be safely displayed on the footpaths at the bridge’s centre point. This is where East Yorkshire meets Lincolnshire on the iconic landmark.
Schools are being asked to submit entries by 4 May. This is so the Humber Bridge Board can choose four murals to go on display.
Chief Operating Officer Andrew Arundel says he is excited to see what the youngsters will come up with. While adding the bridge provides a vital connection.
Commenting on the project he said;
“We are excited to see what the children come up with. The theme – ‘what the bridge means to me’ – is very broad. As a result, we hope to see some really imaginative and creative entries.”
“The Humber Bridge has been the vital connection between the north and south bank for close to 40 years now. It has made living and working in both much easier.”
“We’re hoping to see some of the murals celebrating this.”
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“Due to the pandemic, we’ve had to rethink our plans to celebrate our 40th – but we always knew we wanted to do something with the schools.”
“With the current level of home-schooling, we checked with the schools first. They have all welcomed the idea and are confident they can put together entries using their collaborative software platforms.”
“I’m really looking forward to walking across the bridge and seeing these murals in place.”
Construction on the bridge started in 1972, while cars first crossed on 24 June 1981. On 17 July 1981, Her Majesty the Queen performed the formal opening ceremony.
When it opened, it was the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge – a record it held for 16 years. It is also the UK’s longest single-span suspension bridge and now the eighth longest in the world.
Furthermore, it remains the longest in the world that can be crossed on foot or by cycle.
In 2017 the Humber Bridge was given Grade 1 listed status by Historic England, making it the longest listed structure in the UK.
To find out more about the mural competition and how to enter please visit https://www.humberbridge.co.uk/humber-bridge-40th-anniversary-mural-competition/
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