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Tees Transporter Bridge

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Was based at Marine Fire Station for many Years

Worked virtually underneath this pice of engineering history for many years through the 1980's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sancayetanocelt
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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An engineering masterpiece

I love this iconic, historic bridge and use it when I can. Considering the age of the bridge it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela P
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Easington, United Kingdom
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The Tees Transporter Bridge has played an important role in the area's history for over a century and continues to Provide an important and unique crossing over the River Tees. In recent years the Transporter has emerged as a leading historic...more
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Transporter Bridge Ferry Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1PL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worked virtually underneath this pice of engineering history for many years through the 1980's early 90's. Only to find that my Great Grandfather Ronald Chilver actually tested it before it was officially opened whilst working for Middlesbrough Council on what was then the heaviesest steam...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sancayetanocelt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this iconic, historic bridge and use it when I can. Considering the age of the bridge it is a brilliant construction and well worth a visit. The staff are real entertaining characters as well. I just wish the trip took longer!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angela P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been meaning to do this for years and finally took the lift to the top. The views are magnificent and it is interesting to see the town from a different perspective. You also get to ride the cradle at the end. Our guide, Frank, was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by two volunteers who you could tell were so passionate in their job roles. We had the history of the bridge explained and it was hard not be to absorbed into its past. Having the choice to walk oround go in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lindab38
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Back on the August Bank Holiday the fantastic Mick-Mack took my partner and I up to the top of the Transporter Bridge. He carefully guided us up the steep steps, pausing after each flight to give us fascinating insights into Teeside’s history and future. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Georgia E
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Great piece of industrial engineering, we are going back to do the visitor experience in the Spring.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 16 November 2018

£5.50 per adult buys you the opportunity to have a guided tour of the Transporter Bridge, including being able to go to the very top and literally walk across from one side to the other. You can also cross the river using the transporter as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Collette H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Wonderful experience and a terrific short cut from the Hartlepool area almost straight into the centre of Middlesbrough

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Love the historical features at the site. Great to see the mechanical pulleys. Travel time short. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rhgtrip
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We booked a tour of the transporter bridge, a great opportunity to climb to the walkway and get a spectacular overview of Middlesbrough & a ride across the river on the gondola, the guide that took us was very knowledgeable of the area & didn’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark D
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jennycarpenter1943
22 July 2018|
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Response from gparker2015 | Reviewed this property |
It still Goes across the river with people and cars
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listerinepree
6 August 2017|
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Response from 610cazza | Reviewed this property |
Visibility. It's painted blue as the lights at night show up better when it's blue than any other colour. That was what we were told during our tour. Apparently it's been a variety of colours over its life.
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Henry M
20 June 2017|
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Response from JazzBoro | Reviewed this property |
sorry , cant help , as many people have worked on the bridge since it was built.
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