Hey guys! I hope you are all doing well and are surviving during these strange times. The lockdown restrictions eased slightly in England on the 29th March and we can now meet in a group of 6 outside. Since I’m off on my Easter holidays currently, I spent most of last 2 weeks seeing friends and family outdoors which was so lovely. We also had a bit of a heatwave at the beginning of last week which was very welcomed!
Anyway, in today’s post, I’m going to be talking about the new Murdoch’s connection bridge that just recently opened to the public in Hull. If you live locally, you will know how much of a saviour this bridge is since it stops pedestrians from having to cross a busy road with lots of very fast cars. I’ve had to cross it several times myself and it’s quite scary doing so even when the lights are red because of the speed the cars are going at. I often worried that they wouldn’t manage to stop in time and so I think this bridge is so useful for that definitely. It’s also very aesthetically pleasing and gives you a great perspective of Hull from above. So here are my thoughts on this new bridge!
Beginning in Autumn 2018, the bridge finally opened to pedestrians in March 2021. There was a buzz of excitement in the air as people ventured out to explore this new Hull landmark. It spanned across the A63 and connected the old town part of Hull with the Deep, Humber street and the Marina to the new town part of Hull with the shopping centres, Queens Gardens and the chain restaurants.
On the old town side, there were some tiered seats overlooking the marina which I’m sure will prove to be very popular in the future. We climbed up the steps and perceived the bridge for the first time. It had a white curved panel spanning over it to protect people from the rain and other elements. On each side there was a viewing platform and the landscape looked incredible from that height. I had always loved wandering along Princes Dock with its cobbled streets and row of old buildings but it looked even better from this perspective above somehow. The other side of the bridge provided you with an awesome view out onto the marina which again looked really interesting from this differing perspective.
Personally, I think this bridge will now rank among Hull’s most iconic landmarks just because of how cool it is. I thought the views it provided were stunning and although the traffic is really loud below, really it’s main purpose is to provide a safer route across the road. Since it achieves that, the rest is just a bonus. I’m looking forward to my next visit already.
Thank you for reading this post! What have you been up to recently? Let me know in the comments below! There’ll be another one out soon but until then bye for now!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull