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Report - Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough - November 2011.

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Ojay, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Ojay

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    Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough



    This our first hit of the evening turned out to be quite chilled (literally) as it was fooking freezing, welcome to the North East :thumb

    Some History:

    Sir William Arrol & Co. Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Ltd

    Middlesbrough's bridge, which has come to visually define the town, was opened by Prince Arthur of Connaught in 1911

    A steel truss spans the 565ft between its two towers, clearing the water by 160ft and balanced by cantilevered end spans of 140ft each

    The end spans are anchored to the ground with steel cables, the suspended travelling compartment has been tested to a load of 80 tons

    It hangs by wires from a carriage that runs along the girders

    Sadly the only working example of a transporter bridge left in England

    Series 3 of Auf Wiedersehen Pet sees the lads dismantling the bridge in an attempt to sell it off to a native American tribe, basically it's one big clusterfuck but worth a watch just for lulZ

    On with a few pics...

    Looking down






    BigJobs climbed up a few girders and grabbed me this pic, I later joined him




    When we eventually climbed back down, we took the short drive to see Solomon's bench

    Our thoughts were with you Jim R.I.P


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