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East Riding
Boothferry Swing Bridge Section.jpg
Opening section of Boothferry Swing Bridge over the River Ouse
Grid reference: SE735265
Location: 53°43’47"N, 0°53’15"W
Post town: Goole
Postcode: DN14
Dialling code: 01430
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
Haltemprice and Howden

Boothferry is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, standing on the north bank of the River Ouse where the A614 road crosses the river. It is about 2 miles north-west of Goole.

At Boothferry is the Boothferry Bridge which was the lowest bridge on the Ouse before the opening of the M62 motorway and its own bridge a mile downstream in the mid-1970s The Boothferry bridge was very heavily used by traffic as the only place to cross from Lincolnshire to Yorkshire, until the M62 bridge and then the Humber Bridge in 1981. Boothferry Bridge is celebrated in the song "Boothferry Bridge" by the musical group "The Lonesome Travellers" which was released in the early 1970s.

Hull City Football Club played from 1946 to 2002 at a football stadium named Boothferry Park, which also took its name from the village.

Boothferry Park

In August, 2005, Graham Boanas, a Hull man, became the first person to successfully wade across the Humber since Roman times. The trek started on the north bank at Boothferry, 4 hours later, he made it across onto the south bank at Whitton. The feat was attempted to raise cash and awareness for the medical research charity, DebRA.[1]

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  1. "Humber crossing after 1,000 years". BBC News Online. BBC. 22 August 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2008.