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Photo of Middlesbrough, The Transporter Bridge 1913

Middlesbrough, The Transporter Bridge 1913

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Memories of Middlesbrough

Tortolano's Icecream

My name is Christine Jackson (nee Poole). I lived in Middlesbrough, until the age of thirteen, when in 1972, my family migrated to Perth, Western Australia. We lived in ...Read full memory

Henry Dring

My grandfather is named on the entrance of soldiers who lost their lives in WWI. He was only 26 at the time and left my Nana with three young children. I have carried out family ...Read full memory

Albert Park In The Fifties

Dad used to take us in a rowing boat on the lake. We had to take turns rowing and we were only 4, 5 and 6 years of age. Not sure health and safety would approve now!!! I remember being called in eg "number 2 your time is up". Great memories.

Longlands College 1957

I came to live in Boro with my parents, George & Mary Smith, and my young sister Karen, from Wingate, Co. Durham. My Dad was to take over as the first caretaker of the ...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