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The classic icon of Teesside! and now, as ever, a tourist attraction!

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Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough, Teesside, Cleveland, Northern England

The transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough, Teesside, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, one of the engineering wonders of Northern England. The cars are carried on the yellow painted carriage which is suspended via steel cables, and the whole carriage and cables are pulled to a fro across the River Tees.

The cars are carried in the yellow carriage (see also above picture)

 

 

The transporter bridge over the River Tees, not far from the centre of Middlesbrough,  was opened in 1911 and is 850 feet long and 225 feet high at the tallest point.

The transporter bridge over the River Tees, not far from the centre of Middlesbrough,  was opened in 1911 and is 850 feet long and 225 feet high at the tallest point.

 

It is largest working transporter bridge of its kind in the world but bridge has to be closed if the wind speed exceeds 45 mph.

It is largest working transporter bridge of its kind in the world but the bridge has to be closed if the wind speed exceeds 45 mph.

 

It can carry 6-7 cars or 200 people! The suspended 'platform' carrying the cars-people (yellow structure above) is pulled across by two cables.

It can carry 6-7 cars or 200 people! The suspended 'platform' carrying the cars-people (yellow structure above) is pulled across by two cables.

 

The transporter bridge dominates the landscape of Teesside but the horse would prefer a carrot on a cold March day!

The transporter bridge dominates the landscape of Teesside but the horse would prefer a carrot on a cold March day!

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