Tees Transporter Bridge
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
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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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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK6,835 contributions
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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tim50stroud
Stroud, UK69 contributions
Jul 2022
Fantastic guided tour by John, who was delighted to show us round parts that other people didnt get to; it was a very quiet day and hadnt expected to spend so long there. Wonderful engineering, fascinating contrast to the lift bridge a bit further up the river. Very informative, and lots of stories to tell.
I hope theres funding to resore it to working order; or at least get the non slip surfaces replaced so people (braver than me) could climb the tower and walk across!
Written August 15, 2022
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK164 contributions
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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Worried_of_Guildford
England23 contributions
Mar 2022
I would just like to thank Middlesbrough council for a totally wasted journey to travel on the Tees Transporter bridge. When I looked on their website it says it is open from 7.15am to 6.20 pm on Mondays with some breaks. When I arrived from Cheshire this afternoon, the bridge was closed and looked as if it had been for sometime. I eventually found notice of the closure elsewhere. Needless to say it will some time before I visit Middlesbrough again!
Written March 21, 2022
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kelvinwilliama2014
Istanbul, Türkiye2,276 contributions
Mar 2022
Worth the visit to see something unique and even better if happens to be working. Believe you may still be able to climb the bridge under strict supervision. Morever, if you want to visit Seaton Carew this is the way to go...........
Written March 27, 2022
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philzy
Ormskirk, UK5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Went to visit not knowing the crossing itself is closed requiring major investment. Found the visitor centre was still open and had a fascinating hour with the staff. Very knowledgeable and full of interesting information about the bridge and the area. Well worth a visit.
Written October 29, 2022
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Blang123
Staines, UK24 contributions
Nov 2022
I wanted to visit this fantastic landmark in Middlesbrough to make a memory of my visit. I walked to the visitor centre within 10 minutes of the station. I was warmly welcomed by scruff (aka Paul) who showed me around. It was an obvious disappointment not being able to get in, on or up the bridge; but still fascinating, nonetheless. I enjoy feats of engineering, and this is one of them. Our very own version of the famous US skyscraper image. My hope is to revisit and experience this wonderful blue structure more closely. I hope it always remains.
Written November 30, 2022
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Carol G
Stockton-on-Tees, UK1,642 contributions
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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Richard A
28 contributions
Feb 2020
Very impressive piece of engineering. It has a visitor centre but alas both the bridge and the visitor centre were closed for maintenance when I visited. History and explanation panels however gave details. Easy walk from town centre (about 10 mins from railway station).
Written February 10, 2020
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992chrissy
Redcar, UK125 contributions
Feb 2020
This bridge,built in1911, is a symbol of the industrial heritage of Teesside. It's the longest working transporter bridge in the world. Unfortunately it's closed for maintenance at the moment. It's a truly impressive structure. There is a visitors centre and information boards explaining the history of the bridge. Well worth a closer look.
Written March 15, 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