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Tees Transporter Bridge

Transporter Bridge Ferry Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1PL, England
+44 1642 727265
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1 of Only 2 in the World I believe. Great Experience, just don't go on a windy day !

True Teesside Landmark. 1 of Only 2 in the World I believe. Great Experience, just don't go on a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
johnmac2017
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
What a brilliant experience

I can't believe it costs only £5 for this brilliant tour. We were able to walk the 209 steps to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tracy1000
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Worthing
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The Tees Transporter Bridge has played an important role in the area's history for over a century and continues to Provide an important and unique crossing over the River Tees. In recent years the Transporter has emerged as a leading historic visitor attraction and is one of the UK's major sites for extreme sports including abseils, bungee jumps and zipslides. In 2011 to mark the Bridge's centenary the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed a £2.6m award for refurbishment and upgrade work to the Tees Transporter Bridge. The HLF supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project included the installation of a glass viewing lift to provide improved access to the upper walkway, renovation of the gondola, replacement of the Bridge's motors and the development of state-of-the-art visitor facilities and resources.
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Transporter Bridge Ferry Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1PL, England
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+44 1642 727265
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Reviewed 3 days ago

True Teesside Landmark. 1 of Only 2 in the World I believe. Great Experience, just don't go on a windy day !

Thank johnmac2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can't believe it costs only £5 for this brilliant tour. We were able to walk the 209 steps to the top with our informative guide Paul, who is clearly passionate about the bridge and his job. I thoroughly recommend this tour and would be...More

Thank Tracy1000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked an 11:30 tour of this amazing bridge, my wife (83), her cousin (72) and myself (82), were determined to arrive in good time. Excitement woke us early in Durham, and we duly proceeded to Middlesbrough, arriving over an hour early. The team at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went up this transporter bridge on sunday, It was a fantastic experience made more enjoyable by the very friendly and knowledgeable guides, everyone should do this bridge, Go on, you wont regret it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This iconic bridge is visible from many vantage points in the area. Following many trips to the area I finally took the time to travel across the transporter bridge - a few mins of real pleasure for a few pounds! You are able to get...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must if you visit the area, I never tire of the expierience take your camera or video while crossing

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently took a large group for a visit and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Michael our guide was standing in for the regular guide and was clearly a bit nervous but he was fantastic, clearly very passionate about the bridge and equally as knowledgable...More

Thank GAC62
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The Tees Transporter Bridge is worth a visit if you are in the area you can pay the fare to cross the river Tees but it’s worth booking to have a guided tour which entails ascending 209 steps (there is a lift but it’s currently...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

After 27 years I returned to Teesside and the visit to the Transporter Bridge was the absolute highlight of my visit. The workers that operate the bridge were very friendly and explained to me how this unique piece of engineering works – a really warm...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

It's an amazing piece of engineering. You get fantastic views from the top. The people who take you up are so friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank GSK50
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listerinepree
7 August 2017|
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Response from 610cazza | Reviewed this property |
Visibility. It's painted blue as the lights at night show up better when it's blue than any other colour. That was what we were told during our tour. Apparently it's been a variety of colours over its life.
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Henry M
20 June 2017|
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Response from JazzBoro | Reviewed this property |
sorry , cant help , as many people have worked on the bridge since it was built.
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Ali R
25 November 2016|
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Response from Gazzaalison | Reviewed this property |
No not at all. However check the operating times on the web site. We got caught out a couple of times with it being closed. Also if your coming for Middlesbrough side and not returning, check you map for how to get back... More
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