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Tees Transporter Bridge

Transporter Bridge Ferry Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1PL, England
+44 1642 727265
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An great experience

Having travelled to Middlesbrough for work reasons we came across the Transporter bridge almost by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne4700
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Southport, United Kingdom
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I last went on a transporter bridge around 1968 in France and, for some reason, it left a real... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sellbuyd8
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled to Middlesbrough for work reasons we came across the Transporter bridge almost by accident as our route involved crossing the River Tees at this point, Leaving the hotel in the centre of town the imposing sight of the bridge is immediately upon us....More

Thank Joanne4700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I last went on a transporter bridge around 1968 in France and, for some reason, it left a real impression. This one has moved with the times, no pun intended, and has integral health and safety. Yes, a barrier to stop you driving off the...More

Thank Sellbuyd8
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another tick on my places to visit list and although disappointed due to it being too windy to operate on the day I was there, still very much worth the journey up from Somerset just to see it. Will visit again perhaps in the summer...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to have tried this unusual bridge. Not a long wait to get on it, and very reasonably priced. Interesting to read about the history, and of a similar bridge in Sydney, Australia.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second trip up to the top and we brought visitors with children this time. Easy to book online, but they only take cash at the bridge so pay online if you want to use cards. Local council tax payers get a discount....More

Thank Ravelling
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic iconic bridge.Love going across on a lovely summers day.the views are lovely and the bridge gleams.A must if you have,nt done it.

Thank stevenreidy
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Wish it was only a £1 still as finding change is a pain but the lads are spot on and she's still a beauty.

Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Visiting Teesside then you must visit this! So humongous you can't fail to miss it and, since the addition of a lift a visit is even more worth the time spent! So long that is, if the winds not blowing to strongly!!!!

Thank Smiddsy56
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I believe only two Transporter Bridges were ever produced and this is the last remaining in service in the town where the CLEVELAND BRIDGE COMPANY produced(and later assembled) the first Istanbul Bosphorus Bridge, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the San Francisco Bridge, besides many more...More

Thank kelvinwilliama2014
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

It was lit up like a Christmas tree and was quite a sight. Shame did not get to go over it in though.

Thank WilmaHarris
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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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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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