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Gwent Archives
Newport Transporter Bridge, photograph

Reference code(s): GB 0218 Misc. MSS 510

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Newport Transporter Bridge Photograph

Short Title: Newport Transporter Bridge, photograph

Creation date(s): [20th century]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (1 photograph)

Name of creator(s): No information found


Administrative/Biographical history: Newport Transporter Bridge, Newport, Monmouthshire, was built over the River Usk between 1902 and 1906 and opened in September 1906. Its purpose was to provide a second crossing over the Usk without impeding high-masted ships. Passengers are carried in a gondola suspended under a high railway track between two towers and it is one of only seven such bridges in the world.


Scope and content/abstract: Photograph of Newport Transporter Bridge, [20th century].


Language/scripts of material: n/a

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS; Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge (FONTB) website (, viewed 16 January 2006.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006

Transporter-bridges | Wales | Newport | Photographs

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Newport (Wales)
Newport Transporter Bridge (Wales)

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