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Newport Transporter Bridge

River Usk, Newport NP20 2JG, Wales
+44 1633 656656
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Newport Transporter Bridge.

I have travelled this route on many occasions, in both car, on foot and as a bicycle rider. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Colin Roy D
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Newport, United Kingdom
Engineering Gem !!

If you are in South Wales you must visit Newport's Transporter Bridge, one of a few working... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ian J
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Newport, United Kingdom
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River Usk, Newport NP20 2JG, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have travelled this route on many occasions, in both car, on foot and as a bicycle rider. It is an experience not to be missed - it gives you an elevated view of the River Usk and part of the Docks, as well as...More

Thank Colin Roy D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are in South Wales you must visit Newport's Transporter Bridge, one of a few working examples in the world. If you are feeling brave there is a walkway over the top of the structure too.

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am petrified of heights so even looking at the 270 steps to the top gantry made me queasy - I did go across the River Usk on the gondola, which has space for six cars, and it was a quick journey. This is an...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited today with my 2 daughters aged 15 and 11, and my parents. The girls walked across the top with their Grampy, and me and nan took the gondola. They really enjoyed the challenge as it was so high.

Thank cornetjo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren for a day out. We had the day tickets £3 each. Did not brave the walk over the top with 3 children aged 2, 4 and 6. Maybe when they are older. We had 3 round trips which the children loved...More

Thank pambur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited just to have a look but was persuaded to walk over the top gantry and come back on the moving roadway when chatting to the very friendly staff. Can't say I enjoyed the climb and walk as I am terrified of heights. There...More

Thank skm63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can take the easy option and ride across on the gondola or the hard way and walk up and over, either way it's well worth it.

Thank majnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bridge's construction is very different and worth a look. It's location cannot be described as one of the more attractive parts of Wales especially if the tide is out! I still don't know how my other half talked me into doing the crossing the...More

Thank Itsmeagain2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are travelling to or from South Wales take a short detour through Newport to see this Edwardian Engineering Masterpiece. Only a few of these Transporter Bridges left in the world (3 in the U.K.) This one should be more famous than it is,...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth a trip if you are in the area. It happened to be the day a vintage car club was crossing so double delight!

Thank CountryStroller
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mickpmorris
I'm organising a group run for our motorcycle club to your transporter bridge .Do you operate the gondola to transport vehicles across ie motorcycles, as this would make the experience extra special if we could cross as part of our route around south Wales.Many thanks
4 May 2017|
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Response from NpTbridge | Property representative |
Yes the gondola is designed to carry six cars for each crossing. please email Transporter.Bridge@newport.gov.uk for opening details and prices
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AndyJB2013
How far from the train station is the bridge and what form of transportation do you recommend?
1 July 2016|
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Response from MrPeterson6855 | Reviewed this property |
It is about a half hour walk at the most. There is a taxi office at the train station and they will take you straight there for around £5.00. You don't need transport to use the bridge as there is seating on the gondola... More
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Mark C
Hi, What is the cost of walking over the bridge?
30 March 2016|
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Response from NpTbridge | Property representative |
Hi - it's £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. The ticket allows unlimited access on the day of purchase Gondola trips are £1.00 one way and £1.50 rtn for adults and 50p and £1.00 rtn for children
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