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Humber (estuary, England)

Humber, navigable estuary of the Trent and Ouse rivers, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 8 mi (1.6–12.9 km) wide, NE England, forming the boundary between between the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull (N) and North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire (S). Spurn Head, with a lighthouse, is at the mouth of the Humber. The shores are generally low, and shoals obstruct shipping in parts. Encroachment of the sea has destroyed former ports, notably Ravenspur. In early English history the Humber was significant as a means of ingress. Hull and Great Grimsby are chief cities and major fishing ports. The Humber Bridge, linking Hull with the estuary's southern shore, opened in 1981.

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Humber

Humber Estuary in Humberside, ne England, formed by the confluence of the rivers Trent and Ouse near Goole. Hull lies on its n shore. It is crossed by the Humber Bridge (opened 1981), the second longest single-span suspension bridge in the world. Main span: 1410m (4626ft). Length: 64km (40mi).

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Humber (river, Canada)

Humber, river, c.75 mi (120 km) long, rising in the Long Range Mts., W Newfoundland, N.L., Canada, and flowing SE then SW, through Deer Lake, to the Bay of Islands at Corner Brook.

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