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Witness the sunset from the top of the Transporter Bridge

Posted on Thursday 20th June 2019

Keen visitors with a sense of adventure have the chance to walk to the top of the Transporter Bridge to capture images of the city on Midsummer's Day on Friday 21 June.

Newport City Council is opening the bridge after normal hours on this day so anyone interested can go across the gantry and perhaps take pictures of the sun going down on the longest day.

It should be noted that the event is weather dependent and may be cancelled on the day but this will announced as soon as possible on social media channels: Twitter @NpTBridge or @NewportCouncil and  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NptBridge/ or https://www.facebook.com/NewportCityCouncil/

The gondola, which was closed for several weeks while essential repairs take place, is now back in action.

Admission prices to go on the Transporter Bridge are £4 for an adult day ticket, £3 for children, with river crossings at £1.50 and £1 respectively for single trips.

The council has set up a  Just Giving Transporter Bridge page to raise funds to help carry out repairs to the gondola and for the ongoing cost of general repairs and maintenance of the 112-year old bridge.

Money raised in this way will be used to build on the successful first round funding bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) which awarded £1 million for the project.

The council is linking up with the South Wales Argus to ask residents for their memories of any family links to the Transporter Bridge or memories of visits there on days gone by.

These 'living memory' tales are being compiled for a project where the stories will be used in a feature on the council YouTube channel later this year.

If anyone wants to contribute please contact public.relations@newport.gov.uk and Tomos Povey at the South Wales Argus - tomos.povey@southwalesargus.co.uk

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