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Transporter Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees

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Latitude: 54.5844 / 54°35'3"N

Longitude: -1.228 / 1°13'40"W

OS Eastings: 449991

OS Northings: 521297

OS Grid: NZ499212

Mapcode National: GBR MHVF.YD

Mapcode Global: WHD70.31HB

Entry Name: Transporter Bridge

Listing Date: 21 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139267

English Heritage Legacy ID: 59200

Location: Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, TS2

County: Stockton-on-Tees

Civil Parish: Billingham

Built-Up Area: Middlesbrough

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Middlesbrough All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1139845. This entry was removed from the List on 12 July 2017.

NZ 42 SE
NZ 52 SW

(South side)

Transporter Bridge


Transporter Bridge over River Tees, 1911 by G.C. Imbault (Cleveland Bridge
and Engineering Co.Ltd.) engineer; constructed by Sir William Arrol and
Company Limited (Glasgow). Opened by Prince Arthur of Connaught. Plated
and riveted steel. 2 pairs of tapering towers on steel and concrete
caissons, support main cantilevered trusses, of which lower chord carries
trolley way. Catwalk along trolley way 49m above water, and 260m. in
length, with 174m. span over river. Clusters of woven steel wire tension
ropes connect outward tips of trusses vertically down to concrete anchorage
blocks set into the ground. Carriage suspended on steel wire ropes, from
trolley hauled by 2 ropes connected to electrically powered winch, in
housing on south bank of river. Carriage damaged by enemy action in 1940

Listing NGR: NZ 49991 21297

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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