Open Bridges – we did it! All 13 of Hull’s bridges closed for one minute at 20.17 on the autumnal equinox 2017! Big high five to the whole of the Open Bridges team and everybody who came to the Stage@The Dock. The vessels were awesome, the concert sold out and was fabulous.
Open Bridges is a whole tapestry of threads. It’s a celebration of the lifeblood of the city, the River Hull and its 13 movable bridges – more than any other city. Beautiful historic vessels representing three centuries – 18th century HMS Pickle, 19th century Humber Keel Comrade and 20th century MV Syntan mustered on the River Hull, met on the Humber by powerful 21st century tugs from SMS Towage and Svitzer. Open Bridges is an exploration of the notion of freedom during the City of Culture’s Freedom Season. The culmination of Open Bridges – the live world premiere of John Stead’s new musical work, Moments in Time was magical. And the city momentarily split in two – for the first time ever.
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Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard