Suggestions for how the Transporter can be improved
Middlesbrough's Grade 2 listed Transporter Bridge will turn 100-years-old on 17 October, and to celebrate, it's getting a face-lift!
Proposed changes include glass viewing lifts, a walkway, and improvements to the gondola.
The changes are being kick-started by more than £110,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and will be completed using other funding grants.
It's hoped that the changes will make the landmark a key tourist destination
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The detailed plans will be submitted after the views of local people have been taken into account.
Key proposals include installing glass viewing lifts, allowing visitors to experience trips to the top of the bridge, improvements to the walkway at the top of the bridge and the installation of a webcam/camera system.
Emphasis will be on enhanced accessibility for disabled users.
It's hoped the funds will cover upgrading work to the gondola, restoring the viewing points along the river to how they were in 1911 and alterations to the existing motor room and Winding house.
The improvements are intended to create an extension which will allow safe viewing of the bridge motor operation.