Details about Tees Transporter Bridge And Visitor Centre
The Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre is reopened but there are works ongoing. Please pardon the appearance as renovation works continue as part of the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project.
The Tees Transporter Bridge is currently closed. The Bridge's gondola will be out of operation to allow for repainting and renovation work.
A free replacement bus service will run between Middlesbrough and Port Clarence. - Replacement Bus Service Timetable
The Tees Transporter Bridge has been a symbol of the area since it was opened in 1911. It is the largest working transporter bridge in the world and a landmark symbol of Middlesbrough's engineering and industrial might. It was the first bridge in England you can bungee jump from and many people do just that as well as abseil in aid of charity and/or just for thrills.
Tours and facilities are available for meetings, seminars or history presentations, school visits and special events. Visitor Centre Hire: £40 per half day, Ground Tours: £2.00, Full Tour: £4.00, Presentations: £35.
For further information you can telephone: (01642) 247563 also please call to confirm the bridge is open if you are making a special trip as high winds may force the bridge to close from time to time.
The Tees Transporter Bridge is visible in the film 'Billy Elliot' and was sold to Americans in 'Auf Wiedersehn Pet'. It is also the romantic backdrop in Freya North's novel 'Secrets'.
Historical photos of the Tees Transporter bridge for you to enjoy can be found at this link.
Closed - Still open for bridge tours and visits.
The Transporter Bridge in numbers
The Middlesbrough Transporter is a total of 851 feet (259.3 metres) in length which makes it the longest of those remaining in the world.
Its cantilever construction has three main bridge spans that give it its unique appearance. The bridge is, effectively, two almost independent structures joined at the centre of the River Tees.
Each half of the bridge has an 'anchor' span of 140 feet (42.6 metres) and then cantilevers across the river some 285 feet (86.8 metres) from the tower leg to meet its twin from the opposite bank.
The passenger gondola is suspended by steel cables and runs on a wheel and rail system approximately 160 feet (48.7 metres) above the River Tees.
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Whether you've seen it, loved it and want to see it again, or you've not yet been, tomorrow is a perfect time to visit Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art mima for the Chance Finds Us exhibition.
To complement the exhibition, there will be a free talk this Saturday afternoon (1-4pm), called What Are The Chances.
The talk will begin with a piece by Sir David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at Cambridge University, in which he will explore the substance of chance, coincidence and determinable patterns in the world at large. How does randomness come into our lives and how can we better understand it?
This will be followed by a conversation introduced and chaired by writer and art historian Chris Yetton about order, process and chance in art, explored through the work of artists exhibiting in Chance Finds Us. Peter J. Evans, James Hugonin and Anne Vibeke Mou will each introduce talking points connected to their individual practices and the wider discussion.
Booking required via mima's website: http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/chance-finds-us-talk/
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