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Weʼre raising £30,000 to To repair, restore and Interpret Newport's Iconic Transporter Bridge

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Newport Transporter Bridge in the most significant structure on Newport's skyline. It can be seen for miles around and locals say it is the sight of the Bridge that confirms their homecoming after travelling away.

Opened in 1906 when few buildings were over four stories and houses generally lit by gas and heated with coal, the bridge standing 70 metres and powered by electricity must have seemed like the very embodiment of the future.

The Transporter is both a bridge and machine and consequently needs constant maintenance and repair.

We have been granted a stage 1 Heritage lottery pass for a project that will ensure the Bridge is passed to the next generation in as good a condition as possible. However to pass stage 2, the project needs to have certainty over its matched funding and this appeal is part of our fundraising strategy.

Pont Gludo Casnewydd yw strwythur amlycaf nenlinell Casnewydd. Mae i’w gweld o filltiroedd i ffwrdd ac, yn ôl y trigolion lleol, yr olygfa o’r Bont sy’n cadarnhau eu bod gartref ar ôl iddynt fod bant yn teithio.

Pan gafodd ei hagor ym 1906, pan nad oedd llawer o adeiladau’n fwy na 4 llawr a phan fyddai tai wedi cael eu goleuo gan nwy a’u gwresogi gan lo, mae’n siŵr y byddai’r bont 70 metr, wedi’i phweru gan drydan, wedi edrych fel strwythur o’r dyfodol.

Mae’r Bont Gludo’n bont ac yn beiriant, ac felly mae angen ei chynnal a’i thrwsio’n rheolaidd. Rydym wedi cael pàs cam 1 gan Gronfa Dreftadaeth y Loteri ar gyfer prosiect a fydd yn sicrhau bod y Bont yn cael ei phasio i’r genhedlaeth nesaf mewn cyflwr cystal â phosib. Fodd bynnag, i gyrraedd cam 2, rhaid i’r prosiect roi sicrwydd o ran arian cyfatebol, ac mae’r apêl hon yn rhan o’n strategaeth i godi arian.

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    • Babs Same

      Babs Same

      Sep 20, 2018

      Can't imagine Newport without the Transporter Bridge, good luck. I'm passing on the link to friends and telling them about it and will post on my Facebook page

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 19, 2018

      Good Luck

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 18, 2018

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 18, 2018

      Would hate to see the bridge go into disrepair Good luck

      £500.00

    • Robert Beirne

      Robert Beirne

      Sep 17, 2018

      This is a very good project

      £25.00

    • Rachel Adams

      Rachel Adams

      Sep 14, 2018

      I think that this is a great cause. We all need to rally to support this proud heritage.

      £10.00

    • Dawn Edwards

      Dawn Edwards

      Sep 9, 2018

      £20.00

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