Other Transporter Bridges
Tees Transporter Bridge (Middlesborough), England
The Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesborough has a span of 590ft (180m) and a total length of 851ft (259m). The bridge is fully operational and provides a regular quarter-hourly service between Middlesbrough and Port Clarence for 12 hours a day, crossing the river in two minutes.
Newport Transporter Bridge, Wales
The Newport Transporter Bridge crosses the River Usk and has a span of 645ft (197m) and a total length of 774ft (236m). The bridge operates from 10:00 - 17:00 on Wednesdays to Sundays between April and September.
Osten Transporter Bridge, Germany
The bridge has a 260ft (80m) span across the River Oste. It was in regular use until 1974 but is now only used as a tourist attraction, operating regularly between April and October and by appointment only between November and March.
Rendsburg High Bridge, Germany
The Rendsburg High Bridge is a 460ft (140m) span Transporter Bridge and is unique in design as it is two bridges
in one - a railway crosses the bridge on the top span and the gondola is suspended below.
Rochefort-Martrou Transporter Bridge, France
The bridge has a span of 459ft (140m) and a total length of 574ft (175m). It operated from 1900 to 1967,
however it was refurbished in 1994 and is now open to pedestrians and cyclists between April and October.
Vizcaya Bridge, Spain
The first Transporter Bridge ever built, the Vizcaya Bridge opened in 1893 and is still in use 24/7 today! It was badly damaged in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War when a massive explosion blew the crossbeam into the water below. The bridge was reconstructed and reopened in 1941.
Buenos Aires Transporter Bridge, Argentina
With a 340ft (104m) span across the Riachuelo River, the bridge opened in 1914 but has been disused since
Wikipedia - Transporter Bridges
Interesting read about the history of Transporter Bridges, which bridges are still surviving and in use, and bridges that have sadly been demolished.
European Route of Industrial Heritage
The European Route of Industrial Heritage is a tourism information network of industrial heritage in Europe. It currently represents more than 1,000 sites in 44 European countries. Among these sites there are 80 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On seventeen Regional Routes you can discover the industrial history of these landscapes in detail.
The Cement Plant at Crosfield's
Crosfield Cement Plant
Warrington Transporter Bridge was built to despatch finished product from the cement plant that had been built on the peninsula across the Mersey into the company's railway sidings and onto the West Coast Main Line. The cement plant opened in 1907 and closed in 1929.
Warrington Transporter Bridge Jigsaw Puzzle
Excellent online jigsaw puzzle of Warrington Transporter Bridge. Choose the difficulty level (from 20 pieces to 500 pieces) and the style of the jigsaw (Classic cut, Elegant cut, Mosaic cut, Square cut and Spiral cut!) Great fun for all ages!