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Transporter Bridge wins Lottery Funding

AWW’s visitor centre plans for the Newport Transporter Bridge have won heritage lottery funding enabling them to develop detailed proposals for the refurbishment and enhancement of this iconic Grade I listed structure.

Working in partnership with Newport City Council AWW has been developing plans for a visionary visitor centre, employed by Newport Norse, we have assisted with the initial bid preparation, which includes the design of a new visitor centre and a range of new interventions on the structure itself to enhance the visitor experience.

Designed in 1906 by the French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin, Newport Transporter Bridge is one of only six operating examples of the eight surviving transporter bridges in the world.  We look forward to continuing our support of Newport City Council on this project, delivering their vision to  secure the future for this landmark structure.

‘We are delighted we have received this support which is the first step in helping us to secure the future of our iconic Transporter Bridge. We have ambitious plans to make the visitor experience bigger and better. The bridge has dominated our skyline for more than 100 years and it is great to know we are a step closer to preserving it for another century.’

– Councillor Debbie Harvey, Newport City Council