A different way to cross the river only look down if you are holding on

Transporter Bridge – islands in the air high above the river

This unusual bridge spans the river Usk at Newport, It was designed by a French engineer Ferdininand Arnodin. It was built in 1906 The height of the towers is 242 ft and the height of the cross beam above the road is 177 ft. The transporter gondola travels the 645 ft.to cross the river it is  powered from the engine room. this Transporter Bridge is the largest of the 8 which remain worldwide.(some 20 were built). It is now a grade 1 listed structure. link to FONTB {Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge}  A small visitors centre is open daily  at the east end of the bridge. Well worth a visit. The gondola is like a “floating bridge” suspended in the air high above the river. Great value at £2.75 Views from the top are fantastic but it is a long way down to the river below The walk across is across open grid steel floor with a view straight through to the river below is at its best in the centre of the span . (Another working example of a transport bridge in the Uk is in Middlesbrough and there is a closed example at Runcorn)  http://www.fontb.org.uk/index.htm

Day Ticket
Day Ticket
transporter bridge span
transporter bridge span
transporter bridge walkway
transporter bridge walkway
transporter bridge
transporter bridge
transporter bridge
transporter bridge
transporter bridge shadow
transporter bridge shadow
gondala
gondala
seating
seating

transporter bridge

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Andrew Finnegan

I enjoy visiting the coast and am working on seeing all the coast of the UK and over the past couple of year have been recording my camper van coastal tour in my blog I also blog places I visit which which you may also enjoy seeing . Aim of my blog is a Photo overview. (I am happy for my pictures to be used by other's but I will retain copyright and would request you ask prior use of any picture if using pictures on line please add a link to my blog)

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