On this day: Newport Transporter Bridge Opened
Friday, 12th September 2014 by Ian Brown
On September 12, 1906, the Newport Transporter Bridge opened, carrying vehicle and foot traffic across the River Usk. A gondola hanging from the main boom is carried back and forth between two supporting towers. There are less than ten of these historic bridges still standing – see our recent full post about all of them. This YouTube video shows it in action.