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Humber Bridge Board's proposal to end motorbike toll

Humber Bridge
Image caption The proposal will be considered by the Department for Transport

Tolls for motorcyclists crossing the Humber Bridge could be scrapped under proposals by its board.

The Humber Bridge Board plans to apply to the Department for Transport for permission to make the change.

Motorcyclists currently pay £1.20 for a single journey across the bridge, with car drivers paying £2.70.

The bridge board, which met earlier, said charges for all other vehicles crossing on the bridge would be reviewed at a later meeting.

The Humber Bridge, which is operating with £330m of debt, opened in 1981.

At the time of its completion it was the longest single span suspension bridge in the world, a record which stood for 17 years.

It is still the largest bridge of its kind in the UK and is used by more than five million motorists a year.

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