Newport Transporter Bridge set for major makeover

It is the largest surviving bridge of its kind in the world and now Newport Transporter Bridge is getting ready for a major makeover.

Funding worth £8.75m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been secured to repair and restore the 114-year-old structure, as well as build a new visitor centre.

Once finished, visitors will be able to cross the River Usk on a gondola or on the walkway 180ft (55m) above the river.

The bridge is one of only two working transporter bridges in the UK and six in the world.

BBC News