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Tees Transporter Bridge

A symbol of Teesside since it opened in 1911

Transporter Bridge

The Tees Transporter Bridge's newly installed glass viewing lift, installed as part of the HLF Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project, is now open.

Lift operating times:
Tuesday & Thursday - 9.30am to 11.30am & 1.30pm to 3.30pm (Last lift tour)
Saturday & Sunday - 9.30am to 11.30am & 1pm to 2pm (Last lift tour)

Bookings for the Visitor Experience, including a trip in the lift and ride on the gondola, can be made by telephone on 01642 727265 or by contacting

View the new visitor leaflet here

The Tees Transporter Bridge has been the area's landmark since opening in 1911.  It is the longest working transporter bridge in the world and an iconic symbol of Teesside's engineering and industrial heritage.

The Tees Transporter Bridge has played an important role in the area's history for over a century and continues to provide an important and unique crossing over the River Tees. In recent years the Transporter has emerged as a leading historic visitor attraction and is one of the UK's major sites for extreme sports including abseils, bungee jumps and zipslides.

In 2011 to mark the Bridge's centenary the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed a £2.6m award for refurbishment and upgrade work to the Tees Transporter Bridge.

The HLF supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project included the installation of a glass viewing lift to provide improved access to the upper walkway, renovation of the gondola and the development of state-of-the-art visitor resources.

Transporter Bridge Charges

Pedestrians & Bicycles: 60p

Cars, motorcycles, vans (max weight 3 tons): £1.30 per bay (Vehicle in bay 1 & 2: £2.60, vehicle in bays 1, 2 & 3: £3.90)

Regular users can get cheaper crossings with the Transporter Discount Saver Pass

Visitor experience - Includes return journey on the gondola and trip to the top of the bridge in the glass viewing lift
Adults: £5
Children: £3.50
Family Ticket: £15 (2 adults, 2 children)
Groups of 8 or more get a 10% discount

Contact or 01642 727265 to book your trip

Visitor centre hire: £40 per half day

Bungee jumps - More information

Abseiling - More information

Presentations: £40

The Tees Transporter Bridge can close due to high winds, fog, heavy rain, other severe weather conditions and essential maintenance works. To avoid unnecessary delay to your journey, sign up to our free text and email alerts.

Text: tbridge to 07624819010 or follow the link and complete the online form to sign up to email alerts MyMiddlesbrough .

To unsubscribe text the word 'stop' to +447624819010, or email the stop request to

For directions of how to get to the Transporter Bridge, please input your postcode into the box below.


Transporter Bridge Operating Hours
7.15am to 12noon & 1pm to 6.15pm
7.15am to 12noon & 1pm to 6.15pm
7.15am to 12noon & 1pm to 6.15pm
7.15am to 12noon & 1pm to 6.15pm
7.15am to 12noon & 1pm to 6.15pm
9.30am to 12noon & 1pm to 3pm
Closed - Still open for bridge tours and visits
Contact Details
Ferry Road, Middlesbrough
Post Code:
(01642) 727265
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