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Transporter Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Central, Middlesbrough

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5841 / 54°35'2"N

Longitude: -1.2284 / 1°13'42"W

OS Eastings: 449968

OS Northings: 521260

OS Grid: NZ499212

Mapcode National: GBR MHVF.VH

Mapcode Global: WHD70.31BL

Entry Name: Transporter Bridge

Listing Date: 28 July 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 59726

Location: Middlesbrough, TS2

County: Middlesbrough

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Middlesbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Middlesbrough All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

MIDDLESBROUGH FERRY ROAD,
NZ 42SE & NZ 52SW
(4921 & 5021) north end (off).
1/85 & 2/85 Transporter Bridge
G.V. II*
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.
Included in the list for the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.


Listing NGR: NZ4996821260

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