How many towns can boast a fully operational bridge nearly a hundred year old? Take a trip over it and look at the views and history on the Tees' river banks
Great piece of Engineering only two working bridges in the the world one in Turkey and one in Middlesbrough as far as I am aware, only problem it is in the heart land of Industry mainly Rig refurbishment, if your fit and can get to walk across the bridge and your not afraid of heights it well worth doing but... More
This magnificent construction, dating from 1911 is currently undergoing both maintenance and improvements, in preparation for the installation of lifts and extra viewing facilities. When these are finished anyone will be able to walk over the top, hitherto only accessible via the 210 steps. Constructed to help steel and chemical workers to cross on the "gondola", drawn across by wires,... More
This is historically and industrially important and interesting, but not exactly a "fun day 0ut", though on open days, you can go to the top!
The transporter is closed until spring 2014. You can drive up to the bridge and see but you can't cross over. I would wait till it's open then go and visit. You could cross in your car or just in person. It does cost you to travel on the bridge around a few pounds, it's worth the experience.
A visit to the Transporter Bridge is a must for people coming to Teesside for the first time. A trip across the river is great fun for younger children, and for children of all ages. The museum on the south (Middlesbrough) side of the river is well worth a visit too. There is ample car parking too.
Well worth a visit but, in fact, will probably be more worth a visit when it's renovation and the addition of a lift is completed. Hard to believe that, back in the day, dock workers would climb up and over the bridge in order not to have to pay to use the gondola! Along with the Newport Bridge the Transporter... More
The Transporter Bridge is a world famous piece of engineering and rightly so. We, as Teessiders are almost all guilty of taking this marvel for granted because we've grown up with it. It's only when I'm travelling the world that I appreciate how highly regarded it actually is. Although the old girl needs more maintenance than she once did, she's... More
The transporter bridge in Middlesbrough is a 100 years old and the only 1 of its kind in the Uk. Travel on the bridge across the river tees to Port Clarence is the price of a bus ticket. At night the bridge lights up a magnificent blue.
All too often people can see the metal structure on the skyline but don't take the time out to go and take a close up view. I make a point every year as a born and bred Teessider to travel across this iconic piece of engineering
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