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ST3186 :: The view from the motor house, Newport Transporter Bridge

Taken 8 years ago by Robin Drayton near Newport/Casnewydd, Newport, Wales

The view from the motor house, Newport Transporter Bridge by Robin Drayton
The view from the motor house, Newport Transporter Bridge

Since refurbishment of the bridge in 1985, infrequent open days were held at the Transporter Bridge allowing the public access the high level walkway. This gave the opportunity to enjoy views over Newport and the River Usk and to get close up and familiar with the workings of this magnificent structure. Since 1964 when two other bridges have been built across the River Usk, use of the bridge has fallen by 80%, and although it is part of the local road network it currently (June 2012) only operates for a restricted number of hours. There are plans to develop it as a tourist attraction and give more frequent access to the walkway. These plans came to fruition in 2013 when increased access was made available during summer months. This LinkExternal link gives the current opening times.
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Subject Grid Square ST3186
Subject Lat/Long 51.570384,-2.984423 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Newport/Casnewydd, Newport, Wales
Photographer Robin Drayton
Taken 20120604 201206 2012 (about 8 years ago)
Submitted 2012-06-11
Snippet Newport Transporter Bridge open day ·
Context Docks, Harbours ·
Tag river:Usk · bridge:Newport Transporter Bridge · place:Newport ·
Group Transporter Bridge Viewed ·

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