WPW041237 WALES (1933). View of Newport Transporter Bridge, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.

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Title [WPW041237] View of Newport Transporter Bridge, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.
Reference WPW041237
Date 1933
Link Coflein Archive Item 6369735
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 331770, 186220
Longitude / Latitude -2.9845803559095, 51.570242079544
National Grid Reference ST318862

Pins

Probably North End hydraulic power station. Providing power to operate lock gates and swing bridges in the docks area

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:19:51 PM
Public house at the end of Alexandra Road, and at the end of a tramway route

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:18:22 PM
Line of locomotives at Newport Pill shed. Probably mostly GWR 0-6-0 pannier tanks and 2-8-0 tanks

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:15:30 PM
Probable water tower with possible coaling plant for locomotives adjoining

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:14:23 PM
Watch House Parade

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:13:24 PM
Newport Pill engine shed. The locomotives here worked the Alexandra Docks railways. The depot closed in June 1965

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:10:21 PM

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:08:36 PM

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:07:54 PM
Fuel Wharf, with travelling cranes

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:05:51 PM

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:05:20 PM
Neptune Engineering Works

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:04:31 PM
Stephenson Street

MB
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 06:03:38 PM
The high tidal range (fairly low tide in the picture) and the need not to obstruct river traffic made the transporter bridge a useful concept - a ferry out of the water.

Maurice
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 05:50:57 PM
The 'trolley' from which the cradle is suspended.

Maurice
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 05:48:58 PM
Cradle of the transporter bridge.

Maurice
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 05:48:17 PM

User Comment Contributions

Copy of an engineer's drawing of the Newport Transporter bridge.

Class31
Wednesday 29th of January 2014 02:04:12 PM
Hi Class31,



would you happen to know who the engineering company was who drew this drawing/general arrangement? or more importantly were I may be able to find a copy?



Thanks in advance for your time and help.

cmgj
Wednesday 29th of January 2014 01:12:37 PM
Hi cmgj The attached photo was taken in one of the rooms at Tredegar House where the drawing was lain on a table, unprotected. I guess that it is a copy. I thought that it was worth photographing. I'm afraid that I didn't make any further notes.

Class31
Wednesday 29th of January 2014 02:04:12 PM
Control cabin on gondola

Class31
Monday 15th of July 2013 10:51:49 AM
What a stunning image of this iconic structure!

Class31
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 05:41:24 PM