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Newport Transporter Bridge

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Address: River Usk, Newport NP20 2JG, Wales
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Great attraction to see

This is open April to End of September and is awesome and has a visitor shop that you can buy gifts from and facts about the bridge. 😁🚴♿🚹🚺🚻🚢🚗 This is a great bridge to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
sammieloo70
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is open April to End of September and is awesome and has a visitor shop that you can buy gifts from and facts about the bridge. 😁🚴♿🚹🚺🚻🚢🚗 This is a great bridge to climb to see a great view of Newport .

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Thank sammieloo70
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If bridges are your thing then it obviously gets a five star rating, if not then it has to be the opposite of that so really have to rate it average under the circumstances. Not open all year round so have to check with the council as to when it should be open or just take your chances and visit... More 

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Thank P C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing piece of engineering. Unfortunately it was not operating the day I visited but I had been on it before many years ago.

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Thank Jayne G
South Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have absolutely NO IDEA why I find a trip on the Transporter Bridge so exciting. It's probably because I have never been on anything like it, anywhere else in the world. The guys who direct your car are so efficient and it's just an absolute treat to use it. The engineering is amazing. Well worth a go when you... More 

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Thank sagsSouthWales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always a hit with the kids when open.. Especially the walk across the v top of it.. Great views over Newport 👍🏻

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Thank Emma Louise H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very good memories go on transport bridge on my bike in newport Gwent my mum and her family you to go camping on the park side the tide come up right quickly

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Thank Richard W
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love this bridge. Its so unusual. Take your car over ,cars were much smaller in the days when it was built, so its a bit of a squeeze for two cars side by side.

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Thank Chedley1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

There are only 2 Transporter Bridges left in the UK, and it's nice to have one I see nearly every other week. Unfortunately due to funding the bridge isn't open all the time- rarely is anymore. But sometimes the bridge is open to walk across the top of it- and it doesn't feel as big a climb as it actually... More 

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Thank Hullaballoon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I think its great that you are able to climb up this amazing structure and walk along the top, just as they used to do when it first opened if they couldnt afford the crossing toll. Having a return leg on the gondola included in the price is nice too. Warning though, it is a hell of a climb up... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Our hotel was literally at the base of this bridge. Unfortunately it was closed for winter when we visited but I would come back to have a closer look. You can take the transporter across or can walk up the "legs" and across the boom at the top.

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