marks the centenary of its famous bridge still chug back and forth in the room of comedian Terry Scott hour.The left by mistake. More quietly, you can rappel down to him for £ 3
exposure Dorman Museum marks the fact that this month the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge celebrates the centenary of its opening.
return on October 17, 1911, the grand-son of Queen Victoria, Prince Arthur of Connaught and a host of local dignitaries made the first official crossing of the majestic 260 meters of cantilever length.
Over the 100 years since the car suspended, now a canary curious that transports cars and passengers across the shirts of Middlesbrough to Port Clarence, is supposed to have moved back and forth 6000000 times. He was initially taken up to 860 passengers at the crash site and a tram at every stage - at its peak in 1919, more than 5,000,000 passengers used the bridge each year are impressive figures that now, but leaves still room Middlebrough once every fifteen minutes 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every "week .. / Aa>
Previously there had been a ferry to take people through the jacket, or a long trip upstream. Plans for the bridge was 50 years ago before the carrier is open. There have been numerous public meetings and the lines before construction began a large minority opposed to the bridge, and finally came to a public vote in January 1907, with 2255 people who voted for the bridge, and 1620 -. probably the first bridge in the world to be democratically elected.
Cleveland Bridge Company was chosen to design a bridge that has solved the problem of how to cross the river without obstructing vessels to shear coal, iron and steel . Although a Norwegian sailing ship lost its mast in 1919 when he tried to surf at high tide, damage was also caused by the bombing in both wars -. a zeppelin in the first, and an attacker in seconds - while the actor Terry Scott, apparently a misunderstanding of the card and thinking it was getting a fixed bridge, as it took her Jaguar in the final road, landing, fortunately escaped unhurt from a safety net, rather than on Tees - if you look today, Google Maps, your error is understandable because it is marked as a road bridge.
Cleveland Bridge has worked on other bridges the symbol of the city like the deck of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the Auckland Harbour Bridge in New Zealand and the Humber Bridge was merged Middlesbrough in 1960 with steel and engineering group Dorman Long, the main bridges, Tyne Bridge in Newcastle -. Geordies do not always like to be reminded that his image was built on Teesside - and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia (which has "Made in Middlesbrough" proudly printed on the side).
We are fortunate the carrier survived the bombs of the Luftwaffe and the melting of Auf Pet Weidersehen could not sell the bridge to a millionaire in Arizona to be rebuilt on the border between the Grand Canyon.
carrier is the exhibition at the Museum of Dorman, Middlesbrough, until January next
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