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Bid for £10 million to restore the Newport Transporter Bridge has been given the go-ahead

Credit: Newport Council

A bid for a £10 million grant to restore and repair Newport's historic Transporter Bridge has been given the go-ahead.

Newport City Council has signed off plans to submit the bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the cash, which will be used to repair the structure of the Grade I-listed bridge, which was built in 1906, restore the gondola, repaint it and set up a new visitor centre.

There are only two other bridges like it in the UK and just seven in the World.