Middlesbrough transporter bridge

An absolute beast of a structure. Completed in 1911 at a cost of about £6 million. Built to replace the steam boat services across the tees. One of 3 Transporter bridges in the UK. Middlesbrough is the second highest transporter bridge in the world with a height of 225 feet. Second to Newport’s. The bridge connects Middlesbrough on the south bank to Port Clarence on the north.

9070633188_97d7534272_b

Was a lovely warm evening with perfect conditions to be going up to have a look at this. We set out late and made good progress up the A1. Once we arrived we wasted no time in heading to the top. The other explorer didn’t end up making the climb in the end leaving 2 of us to make the journey up. One disappointment was that by the time we arrived the lights on the bridge had been turned out leaving us in darkness, would have been a nice touch to have the lights still on for a bit. Not that this would spoil the evening, was still pretty awesome. First night out with the D800 as well.

9070644850_06324758be_b

9068941909_b123dcc74d_b

9070640032_5d7d5ce512_b

9068415739_db4f7cddd2_b

9068604585_56f65515b5_b

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s