Newport Transporter Bridge open day :: Shared Description

Occasional open days are held at the Transporter Bridge when the public are allowed to access the high level walkway.
This gives the opportunity to enjoy views over Newport and the River Usk and to get close up and familiar with the workings of this magnificent structure.
Since 1964 when two other bridges have been built across the River Usk, use of the bridge has fallen by 80%, and although it is part of the local road network it currently (June 2012) only operates for a restricted number of hours.
Details can be found at LinkExternal link .
There are plans to develop it as a tourist attraction and give more frequent access to the walkway.

by Robin Drayton
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ST3186 : The gondola leaving the western end of Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The eastern end of Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The underside of the boom, Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The traveller parked at the western end of Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : Newport City Bridge viewed from the Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The western end of the boom, Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The middle of the boom, Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : Looking along the boom, Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The view towards Newport City centre from the Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The eastern end of the boom, Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : Looking along the boom towards the eastern end of Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : Looking along the boom towards the western end of Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : Passengers arriving at the eastern end of Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : Starting the climb to the walkway of Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The view from the motor house, Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The gondola leaving the eastern end of Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
ST3186 : The western anchorage of Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton


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Created: Sat, 9 Jun 2012, Updated: Sat, 9 Jun 2012

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