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Tees Transporter Bridge

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Address: Ferry Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1PL, England
Phone Number: 441642727265
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7:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:15 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Tees Transporter Bridge has played an important role in the area's...

The Tees Transporter Bridge has played an important role in the area's history for over a century and continues to Provide an important and unique crossing over the River Tees. In recent years the Transporter has emerged as a leading historic visitor attraction and is one of the UK's major sites for extreme sports including abseils, bungee jumps and zipslides. In 2011 to mark the Bridge's centenary the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed a £2.6m award for refurbishment and upgrade work to the Tees Transporter Bridge. The HLF supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project included the installation of a glass viewing lift to provide improved access to the upper walkway, renovation of the gondola, replacement of the Bridge's motors and the development of state-of-the-art visitor facilities and resources.

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This was a birthday trip with a difference

Iv always wanted to walk across the top of the bridge. Now they have put in a lift its much easier. There was just the five of us, taken up by a lovely man who had worked there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Iv always wanted to walk across the top of the bridge. Now they have put in a lift its much easier. There was just the five of us, taken up by a lovely man who had worked there for years and obviously loved the bridge. The lift was very smooth. The views from the top amazing and the walk across... More 

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Thank Wizz56
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10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My family loves crossing the River Tees using the transporter it really gives you a chance to stop and take a breath while crossing it's cheap and peaceful.

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Thank Kjkeat
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Transporter Bridge is what it say's. Not a bridge but a plat form you drive onto that is suspended from the main frame and a winch pulls it back and forth over the river Tees. It one of only two that I know of the other in Cardiff. I've used it from time to time. A few years ago... More 

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Thank trainsmaster1949
Billingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having lived in this area all my life I have crossed the river tees many times on the transporter, but my elderly father often talks about walking over the top of this magnificent structure, so yesterday that is what he did, a trip down memory lane accompanied by my sister and I. What can I say, the views were spectacular,... More 

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Thank annjarvis67
County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having used the transporter many times over the years I had always listened intrigued by my dads stories of when it was closed how the men used to carry their bikes up the steps at one side and down the other to get to work at Furness shipyard. When we heard they had installed a glass elevator taking us up... More 

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Thank Hazel R
Hull, Yorkshire, England
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a few abortive attempts (the bridge had been closed) we finally visited the newly refurbished bridge, and visitor centre. I had been many times in my younger days, but was still as impressed with the bridge. Gary, the guide, was excellent, and took some of our group up to the top and across the walkway, I didn't' go, but... More 

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Thank HullGirl246
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went to see the bridge close up . We didn't pre book so was pleasantly surprised to be able to take a tour to the top of the bridge. The guide was very informative and helpful I think he had had an encyclopedia for breakfast . Well worth the money would recommend it

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Thank 2godaytripper
Otley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of friends and ll went to see the transporter bridge this week. We had a blast. There were two other people who joined our guide as we were informed and taken to the top of the bridge in a lift. We were very fortunate given how bad the weather has been recently as the view was amazing. The... More 

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Thank Sue M
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fantastic iconic piece of Middlesbrough's history is a must see and a massive part of the proud industrial heritage of this town. We were lucky enough to climb the stairs cross over the top and zip-wire back, we didn't have the stomach to the bungee jump !!! An amazing experience from beginning to end. The new gondola is very... More 

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Thank AshleyVaughanWatson
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Transporter bridge crosses the river tees in a few minuites taking you to Port Clarence cuts out a long journey up A19. You can do charity events off bridge. Walking over the top, a sailing and bungee jumps. Transporter can be seen from many areas of Middlesbrough especially when lit up at night. A part of history of Middlesbrough.

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