Please help to secure the future of the Transporter Bridge

Event this Saturday!

Riverfront on the Road – the Nutcracker Festive Fun

Saturday 11th December 10:30am – 3:00pm

Join us for festive fun, family craft activities, performances by the Sugar Plum Fairy and spectacular views of the city from the top walkway. Bookings must be made in advance through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/newport-city-council-33556121027

This is a partnership event between Newport City Council, Newport Live and the Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge. Funds raised through ticket sales will contribute to the restoration of the Bridge.

Annual General Meeting – a message from the Chairman

The Committee has decided that, in the present circumstances, there is no point trying to arrange any sort of AGM. Instead, we will publish the Examined Annual Accounts, Minutes of last AGM and Chairman’s Report in the Spring Journal. We are not inclined to set another date but rather let the AGM lapse for a year. If any Member disagrees please let me know. This doesn’t mean that no-one can resign from the Committee, although I hope none will. Likewise, new members can be co-opted


Meanwhile, we are clearing the Visitor Centre, ahead of its demolition.


With best regards ~ David

Lottery Success

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.

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Christmas Gifts!

The Visitor Centre at the Bridge is now open Saturday and Sunday 10am-1pm for sale of Transporter Bridge masks and souvenirs. Lots of lovely Christmas gift ideas available!