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Report - Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough - November 2011.


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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