Friday, 6 May 2022

Middlesborough Transporter Bridge

The Tees Transporter Bridge by it's given name is the longest remaining transporter bridge in the world, currently closed and in need of repairs the bridge seems to have a somewhat uncertain future.

Built at a cost of over £68000, the bridge replaced the ferry service that crossed the Tees nearby when opened in October 1911. A transporter bridge was chosen so as not to effect shipping navigating the River Tees upstream and when the bridge was constructed it was red, the bridge only adopting its blue colour in 1961.

The Transporter Bridge was granted Grade II listed status on the 21 June 1985, and the Heritage Plaque from the Institution of Mechanical Engineer's in December 1993. The bridge was closed for works in August 2019 and has remained closed since on safety grounds.

The pictures below are original artworks created by me and based on drone footage of the bridge.

The pictures above can also be seen on my clickasnap account full size, resolution and un-watermarked.

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