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“Visit the Newport Transporter bridge!”

Newport Transporter Bridge
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: The Transporter Bridge opens for the summer from the beginning of April till the end of September. The Bridge is open Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. till the end of September. The Bridge opens for Easter, May, Late Spring and August Bank Holiday Mondays. The last admission is at 4.00 pm for the high level walkway and the last ferry crossing from west to east is at 4.30pm. Newport Transporter Bridge is Grade 1 listed and is one of eight Tranporters remaing world wide. We want everyone to enjoy their visit to the Transporter Bridge. Some aspects of the bridge, especially the climb to the high level, present a challenge. We therefore ask that visitors wishing to climb the bridge follow our safety guidelines.
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This iconic and extremely rare type of bridge is makes a fabulous place to visit. It is still in operation for most of the year but nowadays only in a scaled down way, as it is operated now more like a museum piece by Newport Council. If you've got a head for heights, it's well worth bying a ticket to walk across the top of it! Amazing - if a tad windy.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Kongogasho
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"over the top"
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"across the river"
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"victorian engineering"
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"engine room"
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"engine house"
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"great piece of engineering"
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"high level walkway"
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"take your time"
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"amazing structure"
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"winding house"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We decided to visit here on recommendation of a friend. It was only a pound to take the car over and it is actually really quick to cross. It is an amazing piece of engineering and well worth visiting if in the area. It wasn't busy when we crossed so had plenty of space between the cars to wander around. When its busy there is a seating area where you can get out of your car and sit in.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Tony_and_Kay
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We promised the children a walk over this next time we were in the area. We did they did and we all enjoyed.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank coco999999
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Newport City Council, the owners of the transporter bridge could do much more to advertise the bridge's existence. It is certainly an experience to cross, either on foot, bike or car.
If you can get there on an Open Day, and have the strength/fitness, you can climb the stairs of the structure and cross over the river via the ariel walkway that spans the bridge and carries the road gondola below.
Why no brown Historic Site signs pointing to the bridge from the M4 Newport Council?

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Its a great piece of engineering but thats all it is. theres not that much information there about anything else to do with newport and on the odd occasion that its actually open its just a bit flat.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank dohara1990
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