Please help to secure the future of the Transporter Bridge

Bridge Closure

A note from the Chairman.

Friends ~ Obviously the Bridge and the Visitor Centre are closed during the present crisis.  We’ll let you know as soon as they open.  Meanwhile, we are preparing the Spring Journal and would like to receive contributions ~ photographs, articles about a visit or just a letter.

David Hando BEM, Chairman, Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge

Please send any contributions to chairman@fontb.org.uk

2020 Calendars

Calendars for next year are available in the Visitor Centre or from the Main Museum in Newport, at the Art Gallery Reception. Cost is just £5! The money will all help towards the Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

Birthday Celebration for the Bridge

Join us for an evening of music and food to celebrate the Transporter Bridge’s official birthday on the anniversary of its opening on 12th September 1906.

We will be joined by Cascapella, community choir, performing songs composed in 2006 by Sarah Harman to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the bridge. A small selection of local businesses including pizza makers “Barrio and Lewigi” will also be available.

Gondola crossings will continue into the evening (last crossing at 6:30pm) and why not take the opportunity to catch the sunset and impressive views from the upper walkway by taking the walk up and over.

This is not a ticketed event but an extended opening. Tickets £4 adults, £3 children.

Gondola now working!

The motors for the Transporter Bridge have been repaired and the bridge is now in full working order and the gondola is operating!

A midsummer event will be held tonight with the bridge open till late for viewing the sunset from the high level walkway.