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“Fantastic trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Newport Transporter Bridge

Newport Transporter Bridge
River Usk, Newport, Wales
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Newport
Type: Bridges
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Barnet
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21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Superb value walk across the top of the bridge with a ride in the gondola on return. The staff are so enthusiastic about their bridge - and rightly so, they were all friendly and keen to answer any questions. The views were excellent. Don't miss it!

Visited May 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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“AN AMAZING, INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE - DON'T EVEN THINK OF MISSING IT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I might be somewhat biased (as a Newportonian aged 57) but Newport's Transporter Bridge is a 'must visit' - an astonishing and amazingly engineered gem of fully-working Victorian industrial heritage (a big thank you to Ferdinand Arnodin). You'll be gobsmacked - whether you opt just to travel across on the moving gondola by foot or by car or travel 'over the top' on foot. Both are amazing experiences that you'll be talking about for months! I hate heights but I've been over the top 20 times over the past 30 years - the views are breathtaking, as is the engineering and simple grandeur. I've taken parties of German (twinning) guests over the top and they, too, have been phenomenally impressed. Oh, and by the way, (I may be a teeny bit biased again), Newport's Transporter Bridge is the finest, most beautiful of the half dozen such bridges remaining on this planet. AND (while you're at it) take a look at the Rivers Usk's incredible tidal range (42 feet in old money - the 2nd highest in the world!) Check opening hours via website but you will not, in a million years (give or take) regret a visit to Newport's Transporter Bridge.

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting to see the bridge whilst working”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It was nice to see the transporter bridge whilst it was actually working. Fab hotel/restaurant called The Waterloo by the doc gates.

Visited February 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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“history for the penniless traveller”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

for a small fee to take your car or free if your on a cycle you can enjoy this historic and unique bridge.

Visited August 2012
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“Going over the top ! Put it on your bucket list !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There are not many transporter bridges around now let alone in working order. Grab the opportunity and climb up the top, walk across and down the other side and return to your car on the gondola. You can even buy a certificate for your outstanding bravery in going over the top ! There is an interesting little shop packed with information and friendly, helpful staff.£2.50 for adults to cross and £1.50 for concessions. Yes, it is hairy and your legs will feel like jelly when you look down- don't look down ! Exhilarating views from the top , just take your time and enjoy. Newport needs some good press! You will feel very proud of your achievement when you reach terra firma once more.
Go on ! Go for it ! but, do check when it 's open rather than waste a journey- limited parking at the base.

Visited July 2013
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