Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge to close for 40 days
Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge is to close for 40 days as part of £2.6m repainting and renovation works.
Work on the Grade II-listed bridge will see the gondola out of operation as it is repainted for the first time in a decade.
Closure of the bridge was delayed until 27 August to "avoid disruption" for those using the crossing over the bank holiday.
Middlesbrough Council said the work was a "vital part" of its maintenance.
A replacement bus service between Middlesbrough and Port Clarence will be in operation during the works.
The project, which is being funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, will include lift access to the upper walkway, improvements to the visitor centre and the development of new heritage and sculpture trails.