This Grade 1 listed structure has dominated Newport's skyline since 1906. It is one of only six operational transporter bridges worldwide from a total of twenty constructed.
On the last weekend of the season visitors can enjoy gondola rides across the Usk, take in the best views of the city from the top walkway and discover the history of this magnificent bridge.
Local artist Naz Syed will be running family activities.
Address - Newport Transporter Bridge, Brunel Street, Newport, NP20 2JY.
Directions - from either junction 24 or 28 of the M4 take the A48 dual carriageway (Southern Distributor Road) which runs right past the bridge. There is limited parking onsite outside the visitor centre on the west; however, a small car park can be found off the A48, Coomassie Street. Parking on the east is on Stephenson Street.
By bus - take the 40/41 Newport Bus from the main bus station (outside Debenhams) https://www.newportbus.co.uk/Journey-Planner The nearest bus stop is St Stephens Church which is under 10 minutes walk to the bridge.
Some aspects of the bridge, especially the climb to the high level, present a challenge. If you wish to climb the bridge, you should follow these safety guidelines and ensure that:
* you are physically capable of climbing the 270 steps
* you do not have any known heart/lung conditions
* you are not intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
* you do not suffer from vertigo
* you are capable of climbing the stairs unaided
* you do not carry any children
* you take notice of the safety information made available
It is the responsibility of parents and carers to decide whether children or charges are capable of climbing to the high level.
Please note - in wet or windy weather access to the top walkway will not be permitted for safety reasons.
Image courtesy of Roger Fuller photography