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“No other bridge like it.”

Newport Transporter Bridge
Ranked #2 of 42 things to do in Newport
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Newport, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“No other bridge like it.”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Although I said more than a year ago it could have been last week. This is another method in Newport of traversing the river Usk and had been for a number of years the only way to cross until the George Street Bridge was opened in 1964. It is one of only 3 in Britain and is still carrying cars across the river at a £1 charge per vehicle.

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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A major engineering acomplishment”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

I lived in Newport for 22 years an visit every opportunity I get. This bridge is by far the major landmark of Newport and as it is only £1 per car it is well worth the trip to see this. It used to connect Pillgwenlly with the old Coronation Park, now the park has dwindled in size and it connects to a mainly industrial area, but if you need to get from the Cardiff side of Newport to the Severn Bridge, take a detour and go through Pillgwenlly and take the bridge it wouldnt take much longer and you would be stepping back in history.

Visited August 2012
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NEWPORT S-WALES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“very good”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

lovely view wud defo recoment only cost 1 pound to go over free to walkers . not far from town centre

Visited December 2011
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“very intresting”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

it was brill it was a beautyful day and we traveled across its great to see it working again. It was also great to see they have a small shope now selling items to raise money to keep the bridge going so dig deep guys.

Visited July 2012
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Age with Height”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

It is a one off experience, as a child we could climb up the many steps then walk across the top,WOW!! breathtaking was the only word that anyone could say about it.today you can cross from one side of the river Usk to other by a low slung moving platform along with cars, bikes. So go and experience something very unique.

Visited July 2012
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