The Transporter Bridge is not operating over the winter
but will reopen around Easter
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?