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Newport transport bridge - Worth the visit?

The Tees Newport Bridge is a vertical-lift bridge spanning the River Tees a short distance upriver from Tees Transporter Bridge, linking Middlesbrough with the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, in the northeast of England; it was completed in 1934. It no longer lifts, but still acts as a road bridge in its permanently down position.

When there was a slight lift of the lockdown, i cycled to Newport as i really want to see the bridge and how it all works, I mean it's cool and very big. You must visit it, if you're passing or staying in Newport.

The Bridge is closed 1 October 2019 until April 2020

Organised group visits may be arranged, please email

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Visitor Centre, Transporter Bridge, Brunel Street, Newport, South Wales NP20 2JY


  • Adult day visitor - £4

  • Child day visitor (aged 16 years and under) - £3

Gives access to the high level walk way, the motor house platform and unlimited crossings on the day of purchase.

Single crossing

Adult - £1.50

Child - £1.00

Return crossing

Adult - £2.00

Child - £1.50

Children aged 2 years and under travel free.

Staff retain the right to refuse access to children and young people not accompanied by an adult.

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