Newport Transporter Bridge

Newport, United Kingdom

Te Newport Transporter Bridge crosses the River Usk in Newport. It is one of fewer than 10 transporter bridges that remain in use worldwide; only a few dozen were ever built. It is one of only two operational transporter bridges in Britain, the other being the Tees Transporter Bridge.

The bridge was designed by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin. It was built in 1906. Newport Museum holds a silver cigar cutter which was presented to Viscount Tredegar on the day of the opening, as a memento of the occasion.



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Founded: 1906
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United Kingdom

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Joe Busuttil (3 years ago)
Lovely to look at but hurts your neck looking up. Kinda like being in new york just not as pretty
richard barrett (4 years ago)
Amazing piece of engineering.Did return journey in car for the experience.Not expensive,£2 per person return,car free.Volunteer staff in Visitors Centre friendly and knowledgeable.Enjoyed and would recommend.
Kevin Yapp (4 years ago)
Very interesting to visit, if you have a good head for heights you can climb the steps to the top and walk from one side to the other, the views from the top are stunning and the staff are very nice.
James Briffa (4 years ago)
Friendly staff. Lovely experience
David Simpson (4 years ago)
Really interesting and such knowledgeable and friendly volunteers
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