The final stage on our 'Epic' 08 road trip. After climbing the Newport Lift Bridge our adrenaline was through the roof. We certainly were not going to be getting any sleep any time soon so we headed towards the Transporter Bridge.
Built in 1911 by Sir William Arrol & Co it was designed to carry passengers and cars from the south bank in Middlesbrough to Port Clarence on the north bank. While its not the highest structure we've climbed it still boasts
850 feet (260 metres) long and 225 feet (69 metres) high and during its working lifetime it was the tallest structure of its kind in the world.
Access to the bridge can be a little tricky and can result in a very watery ending if you make any mistakes. But we soon found our way heading up onto the maintenance walkway which spans the bridge. I think we did the bridges in the wrong order at the end of the day. Although I was impressed with the Transporter bridge, after climbing the Newport lift bridge it left a lot to be desired not nearly as impressive in my mind.
Nevertheless we took some photos for good merit and after seeing the sun about the break decided it was time to end our adventure.
A trip finally worthy of the brand 'Epic'.