Welcome to 365 Days of Motoring

An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day


Friday 17th July 1981

36 years ago

The Humber Bridge at Kingston-upon-Hull, England, was opened by the Queen Elizabeth II. It was the longest single-span bridge in the world (1.4 km) and took nine years to build. Each tower consists of two tapered vertical reinforced concrete legs braced together with four horizontal beams. The legs are 155m high, and vary from 6m by 6m wide at the bottom to 4.5m by 4.75m at the top. The piers are reinforced concrete structures which support the towers. The north pier was founded on the hard chalk bank at a depth of about 8 metres. In the river, 500 metres from the south bank, the south pier sits on Kimmerage clay about 36m below the level of the river bed.

Humber Bridge North Tower, Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Looking north from close to the centre of the bridge.

Humber Bridge North Tower, Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Looking north from close to the centre of the bridge.

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