2013

ST3186 : Newport Transporter Bridge: winter shutdown (2)

taken 10 years ago, near to Maes-Glas, Newport/Casnewydd, Wales

Newport Transporter Bridge: winter shutdown (2)
Newport Transporter Bridge: winter shutdown (2)
High tide on the River Usk.
At the lower left is Uskmouth power station which, fuelled by coal and biomass, is one of the cleanest coal fired stations in the UK.
Newport Transporter Bridge: winter shutdown.

As the bridge is now being treated as a tourist attraction by the city council rather than as part of Newport’s transport infrastructure, it is now only open during the spring and summer months.

The gondola is parked a short distance from the west bank of the River Usk during the shutdown period.
The bridge is on the route of both National Cycle Route 4 Link and the Wales Coast Path Link .
When it is closed, there is an alternative route upriver that crosses the River Usk via the City Bridge Link .
It is a Grade I Listed structure.


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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Rivers, Streams, Drainage City, Town centre Place: Newport River: Usk Bridge: Newport Transporter Bridge Long Distance Path: Wales Coast Path other tags: National Cycle Network Route 4 Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · River Usk in Newport [81] ·
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ST3186, 610 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Robin Drayton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 9 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 December, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3172 8623 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.2472N 2:59.1951W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3169 8627
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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