Tees Transporter Bridge

Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough: Hours, Address, Tees Transporter Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

Tees Transporter Bridge
4.5
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Monday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Tuesday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Friday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
About
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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geoff o
Edinburgh, UK43 contributions
Big iron
May 2021 • Business
Get a lift over this icon if possible ,,, most journeys over river are on concrete bridges. Great views from watersport centre
Written May 27, 2021
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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK2,724 contributions
Sad
May 2021
Very sad that it is still not working and have been told possibly wont again !!! Cost too much to repair - I hope not as it is iconic and rare and should be kept in good working order.
Written May 20, 2021
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TerSag
Bury St. Edmunds, UK895 contributions
So close, and yet so far...
May 2021
Heading from Boro to Hartlepool and Mr. Garmin wants to take us over the transporter bridge. It would have been a first crossing for me, but sadly... it was closed.
Written May 8, 2021
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Lewis Sanderson
Dakabin, Australia7 contributions
Very interesting
Jun 2020
The bridge was pretty scary and very wobbly which made every one else on the boat get a little bit worried but other than that it was a good trip
Written May 5, 2021
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK4,119 contributions
Middlesbrough icon
Jan 2021
We finished Stage 2 of our walk at Tees Transporter Bridge, walking the Teesdale Way from Redcar to Dufton - highly recommend this walk. This bridge is an iconic image and landmark for Middlesbrough.

I've lived in/near Middlesbrough all my life and only recently realised that they offer guided tours up to the walkway in a glass lift! As soon as this opens back up again after lockdown, we'll be booking to have a look for ourselves - £5.50 each.
Written April 16, 2021
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mark w
Yarm, UK1,075 contributions
We visited as part of fresh air exercise during lock down
Nov 2020 • Couples
We visited on a Thursday after noon as part of a tour a found the riverside. Great iconic image. Worth a visit. It was closed for crossing the river.

We will go back
Written November 19, 2020
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Paul S
Widnes, UK420 contributions
Shame it was closed...
Aug 2020 • Couples
What a fantastic structure, really well maintained and in good condition. Area was fenced off possibly due to high winds? My wife was a massive Jimmy Nail fan and this was on our must do list easily accessible on foot from the centre, area is being revamped as well.
Written August 31, 2020
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DanMartin
Middlesbrough, UK7 contributions
One of the coolest bridges in the UK!
Jul 2020
A bridge that spans a huge river and has mechanical moving parts, not to mention a car ferry. whats not to love? Very cool bridge!
Written July 20, 2020
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Carol G
Stockton-on-Tees, UK1,614 contributions
Sadly it was closed
Aug 2019 • Couples
Family were visiting and they had never been across the Tees Transporter Bridge so decided to go. It is an impressive structure and worth seeing. Sadly we had just missed the last crossing but got some good photos. When they are back up in the area we’ll have to have another try but will check the operating times.
Written July 9, 2020
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK162 contributions
Highest abseil in the North East
Oct 2019
an iconic sight in Middlesbrough, dating back to its industrial age when ships would come through the river Tees, the bridge is designed to carry cars across on a platform, suspended below the blue bridge and then pulled along when safe. Best part of the bridge is that you can go abseiling from its 50 meter height, book yourself a session and then you'll need to climb up the steep steps, your legs aching before reaching the top, hopefully it wont be too windy. From the top, wearing your safety gear, the staff get you hooked up into the harness and you can begin your slow descent, letting you see Middlesbrough from a new height. If you'd like, you can also abseil head first, but that might be too frightening; you can also have the staff film the event and collect the video afterwards. I've also heard that you can do a bungee jump from the top, but i think abseiling is more for me. You can also go on a historical tour, like a school trip, and explore the history behind the bridge and Middlesbrough.
Written July 8, 2020
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Tees Transporter Bridge is open:
  • Mon - Fri 7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM