Days Out Attractions & Buildings
Teesside’s pride and joy, affectionately known as “the tranny”. One of the few transporter bridges in the world still functioning. The Transporter was erected in 1911 and has since been an industrial giant, looming over Middlesbrough like a big, blue security guard. It is open Mon-Fri, 7am–6.45pm, Saturdays 9.30am–3.15pm (closed on Sundays to traffic, but open for tours and visits), so there’s plenty of time to see the old girl in action. If you’re on foot, it’s 70p per person to cross the river but if you’re in a car, it’ll cost £1.30 per bay. It’s only fair that you pay though: the bridge has certainly paid its dues to the north-east over the years.