Middlesbrough, The Transporter Bridge 1913

Middlesbrough, The Transporter Bridge 1913

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Memories of Middlesbrough

Family Tree

My father's family came to Middlesborough at the time of the Pig-Iron. He came from Worcestershire, around Lye. His name was Robert Jepson. He had 4 sons and 1 daughter. Charles ...Read full memory

Hugh Bell And Old Mans's Park

A nice memory of Hugh Bell School was that at assembly each morning when the weather was fine, the old men would sit in the park outside to listen to our hymn ...Read full memory

John Mc Farlane

Sorry, but this slightly worries me. My uncle was John McFarlane, who for my memory taught at Stainsby School as the Head of Bell house. But I have heard of people describe him as ...Read full memory

Old North Ormesby.

My grandma lived in Stovin Street and I attended Westbourne Grove Methodist Church from about 1948 until 1956ish. I remember the hospital and the wonderful markets where we used ...Read full memory

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The building of this extraordinary bridge was discussed in Victoria's reign, but it was not opened until 1901. Pedestrians and vehicles cross by means of a suspended platform which moves to and fro across the Tees. The bridge is often closed when high winds make it dangerous for use.

The building of this extraordinary bridge was discussed in Victoria's reign, but it was not opened until 1901. Pedestrians and vehicles cross by means of a suspended platform which moves to and fro across the Tees. The bridge is often closed when high winds make it dangerous for use.

Before the commissioning of the transporter bridge a ferry operated across the Tees to Port Clarence. The transporter bridge was designed and built by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co and was opened for traffic in 1911. It is the largest of its type in the world, at 850ft long and 215ft high.

This is an excerpt from North Yorkshire Photographic Memories, by Clive Hardy

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