Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Reflected on the waters of the Tees is the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge.   This Grade II Listed building was erected in 1911 and is one of the few bridges of its type in the world still in daily operation although it frequently gets shut by high winds, bad weather and just about anything else.  The bridge is 851 feet long and the passenger gondola, which also takes cars, travels on steel cables160 feet above the water.

It’s an icon for the Tees region and visible for miles around and built out of two halves which lean into each other across the river.

To me, it looks like a giant dinosaur stretching across the river with it’s belly hanging down.

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