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“Good short cut”

Tees Transporter Bridge
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Owner description: 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 visitor attraction and is one of the UK's major sites for extreme sports including abseils, bungee jumps and zipslides. In 2011 to mark the Bridge's centenary the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed a £2.6m award for refurbishment and upgrade work to the Tees Transporter Bridge. The HLF supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project included the installation of a glass viewing lift to provide improved access to the upper walkway, renovation of the gondola, replacement of the Bridge's motors and the development of state-of-the-art visitor facilities and resources.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good short cut”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

A great short cut (when it was open) to the Falck Safety Services Teesside training place across the river

Visited April 2014
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English first
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97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Average Opinion”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Good bridge in all but it's not open as regularly as we'd wish and can be a bit of an eye sore up close in my opinion. The design is good but the actual bridge required some maintenance and a fresh coat of paint.

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Thank Sean M
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Dissapointed”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We went as I wanted to relive my childhood memories , the bridge is closed for refit nobody lets you know when it will reopen

Visited August 2014
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Thank Olive W
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Muscat, Oman
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154 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A bridge not too far”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

A piece of history in front of your eyes. This bridge is a great example of northern industrial achievement when the area was the centre of the country's industrial growth. That is why it is still working!!!!!!!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Robin C
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Hartlepool
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140 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Graceful piece of history”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

1911 was a great year that's when this remarkable Teesside icon was built. This monument to the determination of the Ironmasters of the the 20th century and the blood, muscle and grit of the pioneer Middlesbrough people was built to replace the small ferry boats which took people across the Tees between Port Clarence and Middlesbrough. Thousands of workers made the daily crossing to the shipyards some with bicycles and most on foot. The cheaper route was to walk over the top for those less affluent. Some went on the off chance to maybe be picked for a shift of back breaking work and the pride of bringing home money to feed the family. Built before welding each joint riveted by heat and the strength of body and soul. One of the rivets is reputed to be made of gold but find it among the four million others if you can ? Strength and grace built in the town of steel and strong beer. Symbol of a town which once made a third of the worlds iron and steel my ton as you may have guessed and my ancestors town pioneer immigrant workers looking for a future. The spirit of the Transporter will guide us all to our destiny. Go and see history feel the pride.

Visited May 2014
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