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Tees Transporter Bridge And Visitor Centre

This unique structure dominates the Middlesbrough skyline transporting cars and passengers across the River Tees. Currently closed for renovation with free replacement bus service in place.



Facilities

  • Welcome
    • Good for walkers
    • Good for school visits
    • Good for families
    • Good for cyclists
  • Parking & transport
    • On site parking
    • Accessible by public transport
  • Media
    • Film / TV location
  • Location
    • Near to Riverside Stadium
  • Groups
    • Group tours available
    • Group bookings accepted
  • General
    • Educational site
  • Events
    • Space available for hire/meetings/parties

Directions

Nearest major road is A66. Take the A66 to Middlesbrough. At Hartington interchange turn left over Metz Bridge into North Road A178, turn left into Snowdon Road, at roundabout take 3rd exit into Vulcan Street at junction with Ferry Road turn left then first right along A178 to Ferry Road and the Transporter.

Plan your journey

Connect Tees Valley

Details about Tees Transporter Bridge And Visitor Centre

The Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre will be closed for one week commencing Wed 16th July to allow for renovation work to take place 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.

Opening times

Monday 7am-6.45pm
Tuesday 7am-6.45pm
Wednesday 7am-6.45pm
Thursday 7am-6.45pm
Friday 7am-6.45pm
Saturday 9.30am-3.15pm
Sunday
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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