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Tariff rise to use Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge

The Transporter Bridge
Image caption The bridge links Middlesbrough and Port Clarence over the River Tees

Travellers are facing a price increase to use Middlesbrough's landmark Transporter Bridge.

From Monday users will pay an extra 10p, making it 70p for pedestrians and £1.30 for car and van drivers.

Middlesbrough Council said it was the first price rise in a "number of years."

It has applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £2.5m to improve the bridge. The Grade II-listed structure celebrates its centenary on 17 October.

The 225ft (69m) high bridge is one of Teesside's most recognisable landmarks and is seen as a symbol of the area's industrial heritage.

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