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Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, is a 2.22-kilometre single-span road suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. When it opened, the bridge was the longest of its type in the world; the bridge spans the Humber, between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire with North Lincolnshire. Both sides of the bridge were in the non-metropolitan county of Humberside until its dissolution in 1996; the bridge can be seen for miles around and from as far as Patrington in the East Riding of Yorkshire and out to sea miles off the coast. It is a Grade I listed building. By 2006, the bridge carried an average of 120,000 vehicles per week; the toll was £3.00 each way for cars, which made it the most expensive toll crossing in the United Kingdom. In April 2012, the toll was halved to £1.50 each way after the UK government deferred £150 million from the bridge's outstanding debt. Before the bridge, commuters crossed the Humber on the Humber Ferry from Corporation Pier at Hull and New Holland Pier at New Holland, Lincolnshire or by road via the M62, M18 and M180 motorways, crossing the River Ouse near Goole.

Until the mid-1970s, the route south was via the single-carriageway A63 and the A614. The journey was along straight single-carriageway roads across foggy moors interrupted by bottlenecks for most of the journey to Blyth, where it met the A1 and The accident rate was high. Debates in Parliament were held on the low standard of the route across the wind-swept plains around Goole, it was not unexpected that under these conditions, a Humber Bridge, with connecting dual-carriageway approach roads and grade-separated junctions, would seem worthwhile. By the time the bridge opened, much of this inferior route had been transformed by dualling of the A63 and its bypasses, extending the M62 and the connecting of the M18 from Thorne to Wadworth; the obvious need for a Humber Bridge had been reduced by the late 1970s with the improvements of the motorway infrastructure in the region. Although welcome, these improvements detracted from the need for vehicles to cross a bridge from Hessle to Barton; the Humber Bridge was a victim of the success of the M62.

A hovercraft service and Mercury linked Hull Pier and Grimsby Docks from February to October 1969 but suffered frequent breakdowns. Plans for a bridge were drawn up in the 1930s and revised in 1955 but work did not begin until 27 July 1972; the Humber Bridge Act, promoted by Kingston Upon Hull Corporation, was passed in 1959. This established the Humber Bridge Board to manage and raise funds to build the bridge and buy the land required for the approach roads. Raising funds proved impossible until the 1966 Kingston upon Hull North by-election. To save his government, Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson prevailed upon his Minister of Transport Barbara Castle to sanction the building of the bridge. Dismay at the long wait for a crossing led to Christopher Rowe writing a protest song, "The Humber Bridge"; the consulting engineers for the project were Freeman Partners. Sir Ralph Freeman had produced the first ideas in 1927 and in the early 1930s the cost of the project was estimated at £1.725 million and that the bridge would be unlikely to recoup the construction or maintenance costs.

In 1935 he had an idea for a 4,500-foot suspension bridge for the Humber Tunnel Executive Committee. Sir Gilbert Roberts produced more ideas in 1955 for a bridge with a 4,500-foot central span, costing £15 million, to be paid for by East Riding County Council and Lindsey County Council. Once it was that a bridge would be constructed, Imperial College-educated Bernard Wex OBE produced the design in 1964, built; the bridge was built to last 120 years. In 1985 Wex was awarded the Telford Medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers. In the 1950s he had helped to design High Marnham Power Station, he was a former UK chairman of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers and helped to found the Steel Construction Institute in 1976. The architect was R. E. Slater ARIBA; the administration building was designed by Rosner. The landscaping was designed by Prof Arnold Weddle. Wind tunnel testing took place at the National Maritime Institute at Teddington and the road deck is designed for wind speeds up to 105 miles per hour.

The main contractor for the steel superstructure was British Bridge Builders. The contractor for the concrete towers and sub-structure was John Howard & Co Ltd of Chatham, who were bought by Amec. Concrete was chosen for the towers, instead of steel due to cost but to fit the landscape. Work began on the southern approach road in July 1972 by Clugston Construction of Scunthorpe; the 2.5 km approach road to the A1077 junction, by Costain Civil Engineering, began in September 1976. It included a 320 m span from the southern anchorage of seven pre-stressed concrete box sections and the A1077 junction, costing £4.25 million

Dimitris

Dimitris is a form of the Greek name Demetrios and may refer to: Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Greek-Dutch composer Dimitris Arvanitis, Greek professional football defender who plays for OFI Crete in Greek Super League Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician and diplomat Dimitris Basis, Greek singer musician Dimitris Bogdanos, Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Christofias, left-wing Greek Cypriot politician, President of the Republic of Cyprus Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Dimakopoulos, retired Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Dimitrakos, Greek philosopher Professor at the University of Athens Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer of classical music Dimitris Drosos, Greek businessman, ex-chairman of AEK Athens BC, current chairman of PAOK BC Dimitris Giantsis, Greek footballer Dimitris Giovanakis, Greek football player Dimitris Glinos, Greek philosopher and politician Dimitris Horn, Greek theatrical and film performer Dimitris Karademitros, Greek footballer Dimitris Komesidis, professional football defender Dimitris Kontopoulos, Greek music composer known for his dance-pop music Dimitris Koutromanos, Greek football player Dimitris Koutsoukis, retired Greek shot putter Dimitris Kraniotis, Greek dancer and poet who lives in France Dimitris Kyriakidis, Greek footballer Dimitris Liantinis, Greek deputy professor at University of Athens who disappeared Dimitris Lipertis, Cypriotpoet Dimitris Lyacos, contemporary Greek poet and playwright Dimitris Mardas, Greek economist Dimitris Markos, retired Greek football midfielder Dimitris Marmarinos, Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Mavroeidis, Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Mavrogenidis, Uzbekistan-born Greek football right-back Dimitris Melissanidis, Greek businessman and Oil tycoon Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer in the Laïkó Greek music style Dimitris Mytaras, Greek artist born in Chalkis Dimitris Nalitzis, Greek footballer Dimitris Nikolaidis, Greek actor Dimitris Papaditsas, Greek poet Dimitris Papadopoulos, retired Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Papaioannou, Greek avant-garde stage director and visual artist Dimitris Papamichael, famous Greek actor and director Dimitris Papanikolaou, Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Papanikolau, Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Petkakis, football player Dimitris Pikionis, major Greek architect Dimitris Plapoutas, Greek general who fought during the Greek War of Independence Dimitris Potiropoulos, Greek architect Dimitris Poulianos, prodigious Greek artist Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek actor and rock singer Dimitris Psathas, famous modern Greek satirist and playwright Dimitris Rizos, Greek goalkeeper Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director Dimitris Roussis, professional football defender Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer Dimitris Samaras, Greek footballer Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist Dimitris Sialmas, Greek footballer Dimitris Sioufas, Greek lawyer and New Democracy politician Dimitris Siovas, Greek football player Dimitris Soudas, Associate Communications Director and Spokesman to the Prime Minister of Canada Dimitris Soulas, former Greek photojournalist Dimitris Spanoulis, Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Spentzopoulos, former Greek footballer born in Patras Dimitris Thanopoulos, football midfielder without a team Dimitris Tsaldaris, Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Tsaloumas, contemporary Greek-Australian poet Dimitris Tsovolas, politician of Greece Dimitris Tziotis, the President and CEO of Cleverbank, a strategy consultancy in Greece Dimitris Varos, modern Greek poet and photographer Dimitris Verginis, Greek professional basketball player Dimitris Vlastellis, Greek football player Dimitris Voyatzis, Greek film director, producer, editor, a screenwriter and a folk musician Dimitris Yeros, one of the most influential Greek artists of his generation Dimitris Zouliotis, Greek football player List of Dimitris Papaioannou comics List of Dimitris Papaioannou works

Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Baton Rouge Magnet High School is a public magnet school in Baton Rouge, founded in 1880. It is part of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System with a student body of 1500 students; the current building was built in 1926, and, as Baton Rouge High School, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The campus underwent a two-year renovation and expansion starting in 2010, resulting in the addition of two new wings to the main building; this renovation was completed and the school reopened in fall 2012. Baton Rouge High is one of the highest-ranked schools in the state, wins state-level academic competitions; the school requires students to exceed graduation standards. As a result, nearly all graduating students attend college. In 1903, T. H. Harris was named principal of Baton Rouge High School. Five years he became the state education superintendent and held that post until 1940; the present campus was put into use in 1925. Additional buildings were added and renovations made during the 1950s.

By 1972, the present facilities were completed and air conditioning was installed. In the fall of 1976, the school began operating under the new Magnet School Curriculum, the Class of 1980 became the first graduating class to attend all four full years under the Magnet Program. Numerous district and state championships have been won as is attested by the vast collection of trophies on view in the lobby. Though the major sports of football and baseball were discontinued in 1976, the individual and life-time sports have continued a tradition of winning district and state championships. State and district rally honors have increased, as have the number of National Merit Students among the student body; the main three to four story neo-Gothic brick and terra cotta building, along with a 8.5 acres portion of the campus, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 6, 1986. The 4th floor of the school used to be home to the band and orchestra, but is now closed off to the student body.

Elvis Presley played on the Baton Rouge High stage with Faron Young on May 2, 1955 The school was used in 2009 as a location for the filming of parts of the film Ticking Clock. The school had been temporarily moved to the old Lee High School building, due to renovations being done on the 1925 campus. Students returned to the renovated campus on August 8, 2012; the school was awarded the Blue Ribbon for Academic Excellence for the school years 1982–83 and 2003–04. The school offers 27 Advanced Placement classes, including Science Lab, with an additional American Government course speculated for 2008-2009, it has 20 honors courses, two dual enrollment courses through Baton Rouge Community College, four foreign languages. Due to funds being cut by the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Japanese is no longer offered. Greek is offered sporadically and was last offered in 2012-2013. Due to faculty shortage, since 2007 Russian is no longer available. Having a college-preparatory Magnet program, the school employs a rigorous curriculum resulting in all of its graduates attending college.

The school has the most National Merit Scholarship Award recipients in the state. The 270 students graduating in 2006 were offered over $8 million in college scholarships, with all going on to enter college. Four graduates have gone on to be named Rhodes Scholars after college. One graduate has gone on to be named a Fulbright Scholar, it received a special award in 2004 from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. distinguishing it as one of five schools in the nation excelling in performing arts. It was one of two high schools to receive this award. On March 21, 2005, the school performed and displayed aspects of its arts and performances programs on one of the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stages; the school is one of the few high schools in the nation to offer two student run radio stations on campus. The original station, WBRH, was joined in 1993 by KBRH, they are both non-profit radio stations and are run with the financial support of the listening community. They publicly broadcast jazz on WBRH 90.3 FM, classic R&B and local music on KBRH 1260 AM.

Awards 1982 Redbook Magazine - Top 100 High Schools in America 1983 Blue Ribbon School - U. S. Dept of Education 2003 Blue Ribbon School - U. S. Dept of Education 2004 Creative School Ticket of Excellence 2004 Louisiana Dept of Education - Five Star School of Academic Excellence 2004 Kennedy Center School of Distinction Creative Ticket Award 2005 Magnet Schools of America - Distinction Award 2005 Louisiana Dept of Education - Five Star School of Academic Excellence 2006 Magnet Schools of America - Distinction Award 2006 Louisiana Dept of Education - Five Star School of Academic Excellence 2006 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement 2006 Magnet Schools of America. Magnet School of Distinction 2007 Louisiana Dept of Education - Five Star School of Academic Excellence 2007 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching 2008 U. S. News & World Report. Best High Schools, Silver Designation 2008 Magnet Schools of America - Distinction Award 2009 U. S. News & World Report. Best High Schools, Silver Designation 2010 National Magnet Schools of America - Magnet school Principal of the year 2010 National Magnet Schools of America - Excellence Award 2010 U.

S. News & World Report. Best High Schools, Silver Designation 2011 U. S. Presidential Scholar 2011 Newsweek. #122-ranked High School in the US 2012 State Science Olympiad 2012 Newswe