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Middlesbrough transporter bridge opens after repairs

Transporter bridge in Middlesbrough
Image caption Six cars or 200 people can be carried over the River Tees on the bridge

Middlesbrough's transporter bridge has reopened a month after it closed for replacement motors to be fitted.

It was due to open again on Monday but Middlesbrough Council said rain and high winds last week had prevented the installation of electrical equipment.

The Grade II listed structure had been shut since 16 May to allow electric motors fitted almost 100 years ago to be replaced.

The bridge celebrates its centenary next year.

It can carry 200 passengers or six cars, at any time, on a suspended gondola.

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

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