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Tees Transporter Bridge

Transporter Bridge Ferry Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1PL, England
+44 1642 727265
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Visited on a cold November day , the sky was blue which made for some great pictures. Went across... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
via mobile
What a piece of machinery!

A wonderful piece of machinery, can be seen for miles and is a real icon for the region. Has a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
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Transporter Bridge Ferry Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1PL, England
+44 1642 727265
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on a cold November day , the sky was blue which made for some great pictures. Went across and back as pedestrians, interesting visit , staff were chatty and informative. Probably the jewel in the crown of Middlesborough so a must see if in...More

Thank MKHud
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful piece of machinery, can be seen for miles and is a real icon for the region. Has a lovely little exhibition hall with lots of information. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank PeterL709_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place to stay for a short while and enjoy a great scenic view. The employees and volunteers at the bridge are really great and funny.

Thank Horst M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just reliving old sea memories and ports called at, had to go across the the Tees again by the transporter bridge and so well worth it!Very reasonable charge for a car,pleasant operators ,very much local and friendly and keen on its history and past.One to...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every now and then when it's not windy we will use the transporter bridge for change, smooth ride and something really unique, not expencive at all

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a sucker for a bit of engineering, or history, or quirky Britain then this is for you. We didn't make it to the 'visitor experience' but really just wanted to see it anyway. For the magnificent fee of £1.30 we were transported across...More

Thank CharlieKing73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A practical trip took 20 minutes off a journey! A truly feat of engineering Forty years between trips I won't leave it this long again!!

Thank janeS2435ME
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always wanted to go on this since watching auf weidersen and finally got to do it. It was only £1.30 and was a great photo opportunity that was over too quickly before we had to get in the car and drive off the other side.

Thank jimblackcats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband I have been trying to get since about 1978 (well, OK, most of the time since we've been living in Australia). Once we couldn't find it, a couple of times it wasn't running due to the weather, but on Friday we knew we...More

Thank seawife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a group tour for £ 4-50p per person well worth ever penny. Taken up in glass lift to the top walk across with a knowledgeable guide giving us great information all the way and back. He then took us into the newly attached...More

Thank boydy73
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6 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.
Henry M
20 June 2017|
Response from JazzBoro | Reviewed this property |
sorry , cant help , as many people have worked on the bridge since it was built.
Ali R
24 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