Newport Transporter Bridge Photograph

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photograph of Newport Transporter Bridge, [20th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

Newport Transporter Bridge, Newport, Monmouthshire, was built over the River Usk between 1902 and 1906 and opened in September 1906. Its purpose was to provide a second crossing over the Usk without impeding high-masted ships. Passengers are carried in a gondola suspended under a high railway track between two towers and it is one of only seven such bridges in the world.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS; Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge (FONTB) website (, viewed 16 January 2006.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

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