You may have heard by now that Newport City Council has been granted £8.75m by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the restoration of our majestic Transporter Bridge and the building of an impressive Visitor Centre. That is in addition to the £1m to help with the preparation of the Bid.
Warm congratulations to Mike Lewis, Emma Newrick, the Project Board and everyone who helped with the preparation of the highly complex Bid. The Friends did their bit with a supportive letter, which Mike said was very helpful. We have also pledged a minimum of £10,000 towards the Council’s Bridge Development Fund.
Recent article in the local press with images and artist’s impressions here.