Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge

The Newport Transporter Bridge spans the River Usk in Newport, South Wales and is a Grade 1 Listed Structure. Its historic importance stems from its very unusual design. There are only two others like it in the UK and six working examples left in the world. It is owned and run by Newport City Council and celebrated its centenary in September 2006.


Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge (FONTB) is a registered Charity founded in 1998 and is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Bridge.

Please consider making a donation to help secure the future of the bridge:

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Our activities include running the Visitor Centre, publishing a regular Newsletter for members, organising visits to the Bridge for clubs, schools and other groups and giving presentations about the Bridge. We also maintain an archive and this website.

You can help support the Bridge by donating, becoming a Friend, or by volunteering time to help with fundraising to support the Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Please contact us by email if you can help.