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Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge (FONTB)


The Transporter Bridge is not operating over the winter but

The Visitor Centre will be open on Saturday and Sunday 9th/10th December for the sale of souvenirs and Christmas presents

Full details of opening times and charges


The Newport Transporter Bridge spans the River Usk in Newport, South Wales and is a Grade 1 Listed Structure. Its historic importance stems from its very unusual design. There are only two others like it in the UK and seven in the World. It is owned and run by Newport City Council and celebrated its centenary in September 2006.

Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge (FONTB) is a registered Charity founded in 1998 and dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Bridge. .

Our activities include running the Visitor Centre, publishing a regular Newsletter for members, organising visits to the Bridge for clubs, schools and other groups and giving presentations about the Bridge. We also maintain an archive and this website.

We welcome volunteers who can spare some time to man the Visitor Centre for half a day a week (more if you like!) or offer help in other ways. Please contact our Chairman David Hando by email for an informal chat.

If you don't have time to volunteer, why not show your support by becoming a Friend for just £5 a year?