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Transporter Bridge, Newport, Wales

Transporter Bridge, Newport, Wales


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Transporter Bridge, Newport, Wales

Transporter bridge, Newport, Wales. This type of bridge allowed shipping to pass unimpeded and passengers and goods to be transported across a river on a suspended platform. The example over the River Usk at Newport was designed by the French civil engineer Ferdinand Arnodin and opened in 1906

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This print showcases the magnificent Transporter Bridge in Newport, Wales. Designed by the esteemed French civil engineer Ferdinand Arnodin and opened in 1906, this engineering marvel revolutionized transportation across rivers. The bridge's unique design allowed shipping to pass unimpeded beneath it while providing a suspended platform for passengers and goods to be transported. The vibrant colors of this image bring to life the bustling atmosphere surrounding the bridge. A steamship gracefully glides along the River Usk, highlighting the vital role that water transport played during this era. The intricate construction of girders is a testament to the ingenuity of civil engineering in the early 20th century. This photo print, reminiscent of a vintage cigarette card, captures an important moment in history when technology intersected with practicality. It serves as a reminder of how bridges like these facilitated trade and connected communities across vast bodies of water. Preserved by Ann Ronan Pictures, this remarkable piece allows us to appreciate Ferdinand Arnodin's contribution to transportation infrastructure. As we gaze upon this print collector's treasure, we are transported back in time to witness firsthand the grandeur and significance of one of Wales' most iconic landmarks – Newport's Transporter Bridge.

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