Local tax-payers will have a greater say over the running of the Humber Bridge.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of work beginning on the Humber Bridge.
The amount it will cost you to go on the Humber Bridge is now lower
The Transport Secretary Justine Greening has visited the Humber Bridge to mark the halving of the toll motorists must pay to cross it. It's claimed the cut will provide a £250m boost to the local economy. It now costs one pound fifty for cars to make a one way trip over the bridge
The Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, visited the the Humber Bridge on the day £150m debt was officially written off for the famous landmark allowing tolls to be slashed from £3 a car to £1.50. It’s hoped the reduced toll will help the economic recovery of the surrounding area.
From midnight tonight, the cost of crossing the Humber Bridge will be cheaper for drivers, and in some cases free.
It comes after the Government agreed to halve the 330-million pound bridge debt. It means a one-way car journey across will be one pound fifty, and motorcycles will pay nothing.
The new tolls for the Humber Bridge have been officially agreed and will come into force on 1st April. Last year the Government promised to write off £150million of debt so that tolls could be reduced. The councils involved have now agreed terms meaning cars can cross for £1.50 and HGVs for £12.