More drivers crossing Humber Bridge since toll reduction
MORE than 235,000 extra vehicles have made the trip over the Humber Bridge since the bridge tolls were cut – compared to the same period last year.
As reported, the cost of the crossing was cut from £3 to £1.50 for cars and the charge was dropped entirely for motorbikes from April 1.
The latest figures released by the Bridge Board show that in the 26 weeks since week ending Sunday, April 8, 59,403 motorcycles; 3,111,498 cars; 99,030 vans and 157,760 trucks have made the crossing.
During the same period last year, 6,437 fewer motorcycles; 250,442 fewer cars, 7,233 fewer trucks but 28,772 more vans crossed the bridge – an overall total of 235,340 more vehicles.
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