For postal purposes the new county was divided into North Humberside and South Humberside, presumably because of the confusion that could have arisen with the two parts of the county having no land connection between them. Since 1996, counties are no longer required in postal addresses.
Despite the opening of the Humber Bridge in 1981, linking the two parts of the county together, the county proved unpopular, and was abolished in 1996. North Humberside became the two unitary authorities of the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull, and South Humberside became the two unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.Humberside Police remains as the police force for the former county area.
The Halifax and Humberside CHE Group was founded in 1972.