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Middlesbrough, The Transporter Bridge 1913

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Middlesbrough, The Transporter Bridge 1913

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Memories of Middlesbrough

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

A memory of Middlesbrough by Norman Jackson

Opening Of Albert Park

My great grandfather, Mark MIDGLEY was a member of the First North Yorks Artillery Volunteers. He was in number four battery for 11 years where he rose to the rank of ...Read full memory

A memory of Middlesbrough by Mark Gatenby

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.

A memory of Middlesbrough by Margaret Wilson

Hugh Bell School 1946 To 1951

I remember my time at Hugh Bell Grammer School, it was a great school, I well remember the typing teacher he was ex Airforce and had a handlebar moustache. If ...Read full memory

A memory of Middlesbrough by Iris Howie Nee Langstaff

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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