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Tees Transporter Bridge

The Transporter Bridge has reopened today.
Posted on: 27 April 2017.

The scenic glass lift has reopened to the public and the Visitor Experience is now available to book again.
Posted on: 27 April 2017.

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 zip-slides.

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 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.

Use the Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience booking form to book a place on the Visitor Experience tour.

View the Tees Transporter Bridge visitor leaflet

You can also download a copy of the Transporter Bridge leaflet.

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)

The Visitor Experience includes an escorted trip to the upper walkway via the scenic glass lift or the staircase challenge, a trip over the river on the new all glass gondola, and a visit to the viewing area of the Winding House, where the motors that power the gondola can be seen.

Adults: £5
Children: £3.50
Family ticket: £15 (2 adults, 2 children)
Groups of 8 or more get a 10% discount

Tours must pre booked as places in the lift are limited.

All tours last up to an hour, are subject to weather conditions, and can be cancelled at short notice.

Use the Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience booking form to book a place on the Visitor Experience tour.

You can also email transporterbridge@middlesbrough.gov.uk or call 01642 727265 to book your trip

Visitor centre hire

£40 per half day

Bungee jumps

More information via UK Bungee

Abseiling

More information via Climbing Rocks

Presentations

£40

Refreshments and snacks are available to purchase at the Tees Transporter Bridge

Visitor Experience 

Visitors can now travel to the top of the Transporter in the new glass viewing lift to experience the magnificent views of the surrounding area. Why not hire a hard hat audio tour to guide your visit and capture the moment to take home on the video camera installed into the helmet?

The Visitor Experience includes an escorted trip to the upper walkway via the scenic glass lift or the staircase challenge, a trip over the river on the new all glass gondola, and a visit to the viewing area of the Winding House, where the motors that power the gondola can be seen.

Adults: £5
Children: £3.50
Family ticket: £15 (2 adults, 2 children)
Groups of 8 or more get a 10% discount

Tours must pre booked as places in the lift are limited.

All tours last up to an hour, are subject to weather conditions, and can be cancelled at short notice.

Use the Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience booking form to book a place on the Visitor Experience tour.

You can also email transporterbridge@middlesbrough.gov.uk or call 01642 727265 to book your trip

Visitor Experience tour times
Monday

Closed

Closed

Tuesday

9.30am

10.30am

11.30am

1.30pm

2.30pm

3.30pm

Wednesday

Closed Closed
Thursday

9.30am

10.30am

11.30am

1.30pm

2.30pm

3.30pm

Friday Closed Closed
Saturday

9.30am

10.30am

11.30am

1pm

2pm

 

Sunday

9.30am

10.30am

11.30am

1pm

2pm

Closures

The Tees Transporter Bridge may 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 alerts. Complete the online form to sign up to email alerts.

To unsubscribe, please email the stop request to transporterbridgealerts@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Opening times

Monday

7.15am to 9am - runs non-stop 

9.15am to 11.50am - runs every 15 minutes

1pm to 4pm - runs every 15 minutes

4pm to 6.20pm - runs non-stop

Tuesday

7.15am to 9am - runs non-stop

9.15am to 11.50am runs every 15 minutes

1pm to 4pm - runs every 15 minutes

4pm to 6.20pm - runs non-stop

Wednesday

7.15am to 9am - runs non-stop

9.15am to 11.50am runs every 15 minutes

1pm to 4pm - runs every 15 minutes

4pm to 6.20pm - runs non-stop

Thursday

7.15am to 9am - run non-stop

9.15am to 11.50am runs every 15 minutes

1pm to 4pm - runs every 15 minutes

4pm to 6.20pm - runs non-stop

Friday

7.15am to 9am - runs non-stop

9.15am to 11.50am - runs every 15 minutes

1pm to 4pm - runs every 15 minutes

4pm to 6.20pm - runs non-stop

Saturday

9.30am to 11.50am - runs every 15 minutes

1pm to 3.05pm - runs every 15 minutes
Sunday Closed - still open for bridge tours and visits

Contact details

Address Ferry Road, Middlesbrough, TS2 1PL
Telephone 01642 727265

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