ST3186 : The gondola leaving the western end of Newport Transporter Bridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Maes-Glas, Newport/Casnewydd, Great Britain

The gondola leaving the western end of Newport Transporter Bridge
The gondola leaving the western end of Newport Transporter Bridge
The gondola is decked with flags for the open day.
Newport Transporter Bridge open day
Since refurbishment of the bridge in 1985, infrequent open days were held at the Transporter Bridge allowing the public access the high level walkway.
This gave 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.
There are plans to develop it as a tourist attraction and give more frequent access to the walkway.
These plans came to fruition in 2013 when increased access was made available during summer months.
This LinkExternal link gives the current opening times.

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Date Taken
Monday, 4 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Newport 
Bridge (from Tags)
Newport Transporter Bridge 
River (from Tags)
Usk 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 317 862 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.2525N 2:59.2125W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 317 862
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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