Tuesday 11 May 2021

The Very Blue Newport Transporter Bridge

Another place we visited many years ago on our 'Gavin and Stacey' trip to Barry was Newport Transporter Bridge. Not your usual tourist atttraction but an interesting historic place nonetheless. 

The bridge itself is Grade I listed and crosses the River Usk at its lowest point. It's one of only 6 still operational worldwide and only one of 2 left working in the UK (the other being the Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesborough). It was built in 1906 and still carries vehicles today when needed. For a small entrance fee, passengers can also ride across in the gondola and access the high level platform and motor house platform. 

It was slightly windy on the day we visited so we just paid to ride across in the gondola and see the views. The trip doesn't take very long but is quite a fun thing to do! 


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