Transporter Bridge lift plans take shape in Middlesbrough

How the lifts will look at the bridge
Image caption The work is due to start at the end of the year to create the glass lifts

Preliminary work on the installation of glass viewing lifts on the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough has begun.

A drilling platform is being used to test the ground 70ft (21m) below the surface of the River Tees.

The lifts will be constructed on the south shore legs of the bridge allowing visitors of all abilities to experience trips to the top of the bridge.

It is part of a £2.6m improvement to the Grade II listed bridge funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The grant will also mean other essential improvements can be undertaken, including the installation of a modern gondola and improvements to existing walkways.

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