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The Humber Bridge Enhancement

Current Version 2.0 by Chris J Setterington / The Secret Studio
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Initial Release February 01, 2021
Last Updated April 07, 2021
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#Real-Life #Sightseeing #Handcrafted #Buildings #Photogrammetry United Kingdom Exclusive Drag and Drop

This was our first project using the Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 SDK. The scenery consists of The Humber Bridge. The Humber Bridge connects the East Riding of Yorkshire with North Linconshire, England. The Humber Bridge was the longest single span suspension bridge in the world up until 1998.

Our Version 2.0 is in response to requests from quite a number of supporters who prefer our textures, and is a hybrid version of the origional mesh which has been painstakingly re-positioned and adapted to skin over the Humber Bridge which arrived with the recent UK Update from Microsoft and Asobo. The main cables and suspender cables are  still from the Asobo model, as is the close up lighting and some other details at the top of the towers and the guard rails. This plugin mainly replaces the towers and road deck.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE UPGRADING FROM VERSION 0.9, PLEASE DELETE THE hmbrbrdg DIRECTORY FROM YOUR COMMUNITY FOLDER. If upgrading from 1.0 PLEASE DELETE THE uk-humber-estuary folder.

Please see the attached PDF file inside the zip file which covers: Installation; Finding the community folder; Licensing; Credits; Contacts; Change Log.

See you in the Sim!

Chris [ AKA CAPT 5L0W ]

Please consider helping to support our community :)


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  • Version 2.0 April 07, 2021

    - Removed Bull Sand Fort and Spurn Point Lighthouse. (now a seperate download)
    - Removed Hessle Whiting Mill. (Now bundled with Humberside Airport)
    - Removed enhancements to Humberside Airport using Asobo assets, a custom version is now available.
    - Integrated mesh with existing UK Update scenery.

  • Version 1.0 February 11, 2021

    Humber Bridge
    * Improved positioning and terraforming for better traffic flow over the road deck.
    * Added a number of lights back into the day/night cycle.

    Bull Sand Fort
    * The model has been added to the package (in WW2 format)

    Spurn Point Lighthouse
    * The model has been added to the package.
    * The lantern had been re-commissioned.

    Humberside Airport (using default scenery objects)
    * Control Tower
    * perimeter fencing
    * corrected ground textures
    * lighting.

  • Launched February 01, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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GPS Coordinates 53.706252, -0.449952


67 Comments
  • Daviduk8899
    21 day(s) ago
    Hi chris,
    is your humber bridge no longer working now? i hope its still available,as
    im getting my new computer in a few days. and wanted to see this stunning model. i live near HRI so for your interest boundless simulations did me a custom project of the hospital with landing pad and animated ambulances with lights flashing.i like it very much. its for xp11. and its available on simmarket.at a very low price. would you be interested in doing me some paid projects for msfs2020.

    kind regards
    David.
    • ChrisJSetterington
      20 day(s) ago
      Hi David,
      This plug-in is now compatible with the official UK update. What had happened is that the UK Update bridge couldn't be excluded, so there ended up being both showing in the sim. Version 2 is a wrapper around the road deck and towers that bring back the original textures, I can't change the main cables or suspenders because the geometry differs, so they are the official ones, but it does work ok.
      3D modelling and FS2020 is my only focus at the moment due to the global situation and yes, I would be very interested in working with you. If you wan t to discuss more you can email me directly at [email protected] or on Discord: Chri5t#6302
      All the best,
      Chris
  • OrchidDZ
    24 day(s) ago
    Although I didn't think Asobo did a bad job, I prefered your bridge Chris. I just couldn't live with the two shadowing each other. All fixed now, brilliant.
  • Ashley58
    1 month(s) ago
    Great work Chris! What's with the Moses style parting of the Humber that is in Asobos version but wasn't in yours! Do you know what I mean? Theres a line right across the Humber parallel to the Bridge. How hard can it be for them?
    • ChrisJSetterington
      1 month(s) ago
      Cheers Ash!
      That's where Asobo change from Ocean type water to River type water. I've noticed it in a few more estuaries, seems to be a defect. Unfortunately in the Humber's case, the North Sea ends right next to the bridge. The work around to cover it up is pretty straight forward.
  • ChrisJSetterington
    1 month(s) ago
    Hello Everyone.

    An update on this one, I've noticed that there are still a few downloads going on after the UK update which has it's own version of the bridge and has generated a conflict. I did contact Microsoft prior to the UK update asking what would happen if the UK update had a Humber Bridge, and was advised to apply to join the partner program to get an answer. It's been two months of anxiety and waiting but I can finally announce that absolutely nothing has happened.

    If there's no progress on a solution in the next week or so, we will be adapting the 3D model so that it fits into the UK update version with all the bits and pieces like the textures people liked, being visible again.

    It was a big challenge to get all of the proportions correct and the new release won't be quite true to the actual architecture but I think it's the right thing to do, after all a few centimetres here and there won't make that much of a difference as long as it doesn't flicker.

    If you have downloaded this recently, please do register for updates if you haven't already but, also temporarily remove this plugin's directory from your community folder as there seems to be a conflict in loading order with the Humberside Airport plugin released earlier this month, I apologize for dropping the ball on this one.

    There is a BIG scenery enhancement (area wise) coming for the South Bank very soon which is currently in the testing/blending phase. Plan to move back to this plugin after that's done.

    Fly safe.
    • litenheat
      1 month(s) ago
      Great to hear Chris, Can't wait 😊
    • Trainzman
      1 month(s) ago
      Bravo, looking forward to looking at this masterpiece 😊
      Also looking forward to the South bank update, need a tester shout up on discord 😊
  • Trainzman
    2 month(s) ago
    POI Shopping list alert 😊

    Claxby NATS radar dome Coordinates: 53°27'0"N -0°18'27"E might struggle for reference mats for this one

    Goole Water towers (Salt & Pepper) 53° 42′ 08″ N, 0° 52′ 41″ W https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File😣alt_and_Pepper,_Goole_-_geograph.org.uk_-_456237.jpg

    Haile Sand Fort - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humber_Forts#Haile_Sand_Fort

    Althorpe Lifting bridge - https://tinyurl.com/3snu4she

    Cleethorpes pier

    New Holland Pier

    LOR - Big job I know 😊

    Wish I had time to have a crack on these myself but time is not on my side anymore 😞
  • HJD
    2 month(s) ago
    Chris, Your bridge worked on its own, If this is still so, Could you remove from the humber pack and try that?
    Thanks
    Haydn.
    • ChrisJSetterington
      2 month(s) ago
      Hi Hayden!
      Not quite sure what you mean, remove the bridge and publish the whiting mill?
      Spurn lighthouse and bull sand are already separated from the pack. Still waiting to hear from MS regarding removing the default bridge unfortunately.
    • HJD
      2 month(s) ago
      Yeah probably a good idea to pull the bridge and leave mill for now Chris? Regards LOR and South ferriby Cemex works.. just a few concrete chimneys for now would be great! Thanks buddy
    • ChrisJSetterington
      2 month(s) ago
      Hi Hayden,
      I've added the mill back with the two buoys as part of the EGNJ update
  • litenheat
    2 month(s) ago
    Hi Chris, as local lad I can say your bridge is a million times better than the kak that MS have done. I'm gutted to lose yours as it was great with the old windmill near Humber Park Pub.
    • ChrisJSetterington
      2 month(s) ago
      Hi litenheat,
      Thanks, that's a really heart warming comment. I was gutted too, it was the first FS2020 scenery project for me and a lot of study, trial and error and sacrifice went into making it happen. Bounced back with some alternatives, and may bring back the Whiting Mill area at some point with improvements, that was my HQ if you found the Easter egg 😉 Really appreciate the stars too.
    • Ashley58
      2 month(s) ago
      I found it 😊
      Your cableing is much better. The spacing on the official one is pants and as for the markings on the path...awesome.
  • MrMaxDino
    2 month(s) ago
    Hi,
    I can't seem to work this addon unfortunately ever since MSFS included their version of the Humber. Any ideas what could be going on, because everything is being put correctly in the community repository?
    • ChrisJSetterington
      2 month(s) ago
      Hi MrMaxDino,

      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately after the UK update, an Asobo model of the Humber Bridge was included which sits nicely on top of this one. I did query Microsoft about the potential consequences when the UK update was announced, but didn't get a solution for removing Asobo content... yet... Also still waiting to hear about the Partner Program they suggested joining.
      Thanks for your interest in our work though. We have two other VFR models for the area, Spurn Point and Grimsby Dock Tower. Linley Hill Airfield is also available and Humberside Airport will be dropping soon!
  • Trainzman
    2 month(s) ago
  • Ashley58
    3 month(s) ago
    Great work, can't wait to get rid of the default. The path markings are exceptional. Enjoy your coffee.
    • ChrisJSetterington
      2 month(s) ago
      Hi Ashley,

      Still waiting to hear back from Microsoft in terms of disabling their default scenery. Hopefully soon as I have an update ready for it. Thanks so much for the coffee!!
  • thompson440
    3 month(s) ago
    HI Chris, good luck with getting accepted to the trusted partner scheme. Much prefer your version of HB with the windmill too. Any chance (cheeky i know) of a Belmont tower in Lincolnshire? Much used landmark for VFR in the East.

    Thanks
    • ChrisJSetterington
      3 month(s) ago
      Hi Thompson440,

      Thanks for the support! I've been using a plugin that claims to have all towers and transmitters in Northern Europe. I'll check that Belmont is in there later and share the link with you if it is.
    • ChrisJSetterington
      2 month(s) ago
      Hi thompson440,
      Just released The Belmont Transmitter with the Stenigot radar tower if you didn't spot it already!
      All the best,
      Chris
    • thompson440
      2 month(s) ago
      I did indeed....ive posted a question on the Belmont addon page, but if you see it here first....is there a way to have your tower and the We Love VFR addon at the same time? I dont get to see your Belmont with that activated (Stenigot works fine). I dont really want to disable the WLVFR as it adds so many towers.

      Enjoy the coffee and thanks for the ongoing development!
  • tiger1962
    3 month(s) ago
    Hi Chris. The default Humber Bridge isn't a patch on yours, do you have any plans to include an Exclude for it in a future update?
    • ChrisJSetterington
      3 month(s) ago
      Hi Tiger,

      Thanks for the compliment, really appreciate it. The UK Update version isn't that bad, it's mainly missing the taper at the top of the towers that makes them look like Viking horns (scared the life out of me when I first saw it as a child).

      There isn't any way to exclude the Asobo content at the moment, and a lot of others are facing the same situation. I spun off a Spurn Point scenery pack just before the update, just in case this happened, so I didn't loose everything. Microsoft Support have said in relation to excluding stock scenery, I need to be in the Trusted Partner program. I applied, fingers crossed.

      Fly safe.


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