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Newport Transporter Bridge

River Usk, Newport NP20 2JG, Wales
+44 1633 656656
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Over the top

Excellent opportunity to walk across one of only a handful of working transporter bridges in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JMadMon
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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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A swing across time

Very little information on hand but due to our own knowledge we were able to give our Canadian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane L
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River Usk, Newport NP20 2JG, Wales
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent opportunity to walk across one of only a handful of working transporter bridges in the world. Can't really beat if for value for money and it is a good adrenaline rush walking across the mesh so high from the ground. Far reaching views of...More

Thank JMadMon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very little information on hand but due to our own knowledge we were able to give our Canadian family plenty of info. They were fascinated.More

Thank Jane L
NpTbridge, General Manager at Newport Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello I am disappointed to read that you felt the information on site was insufficient, particularly as we've recently invested in new information panels. I would be grateful if you could tell me what you thought was missing in terms of information and I'll see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge stands out and can been seen from all around the city and beyond, mainly because it's enormous and spectacular. If you are lucky enough to get the chance of going over the top don't miss out, it's amazing. (Beware though, it's one hell...More

Thank Brian E
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very easy to find and well signposted. The bridge is operated on weekends and bank holidays., the visitor centre daily and the history of it very interesting especially for those interested industrialization

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 1 week ago

newport transporter bridge is an icon in Newport. There for many years. Problem is, due to funds, can only open certain times of year. Has a dedicated team of volunteers who back it. The transporter bridge featured in the 1950's film 'Tiger Bay' starring Hayley...More

Thank Rosemarie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the novelty of the transporter bridge will appeal to many people, not just those with a particular interest in civil engineering. I do have such an interest and thought it wonderful! I can recommend the climb over the top, it's pretty much like...More

Thank Owenian
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Enjoyed this visit, there are only 7 of these in the world, they say. There is a gift shop too. Well worth the visit.

Thank Swiftwings
Reviewed 12 June 2017

My ten year old daughter is usually hard to please but described it as 'the best bridge I've ever been on'. High praise! She now wants to come back and walk over it after watching someone else do it today.

Thank Will I
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This stunning piece of historically significant, active and working architecture is a "must-see" if you are in the Newport area of South Wales. Historically this is one of three surviving transporter bridges in the UK, the only other working bridge is in Middlesbrough. The third...More

Thank MikeSivo
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great value at only £3 to climb to the top and cross over, return on foot in the gondola and finally take the car to the other side. Even on a murky day it was quite a thrill. Hope to return when the weather is...More

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mickpmorris
4 May 2017|
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Response from NpTbridge | Property representative |
Yes the gondola is designed to carry six cars for each crossing. please email Transporter.Bridge@newport.gov.uk for opening details and prices
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AndyJB2013
2 July 2016|
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Response from MrPeterson6855 | Reviewed this property |
It is about a half hour walk at the most. There is a taxi office at the train station and they will take you straight there for around £5.00. You don't need transport to use the bridge as there is seating on the gondola... More
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Mark C
31 March 2016|
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Response from NpTbridge | Property representative |
Hi - it's £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. The ticket allows unlimited access on the day of purchase Gondola trips are £1.00 one way and £1.50 rtn for adults and 50p and £1.00 rtn for children
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