Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Newport Transporter Bridge and Industry Along the River

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The Newport Transporter Bridge was built to meet the needs of industry which had grown to include the east bank of the Usk. Here, Jan Preece illustrates the history of this iconic local landmark from conception to the present day, looking at its unusual design, with only twelve others like it in the world that are still in use, and the impact it had on industry in the area.

The stretch of the River Usk close to the bridge has its own rich industrial heritage, from cottage industries of tin makers to shipping and the railways. With a wealth of rare and previously unpublished images, Jan Preece tells these two interconnected stories that form crucial parts of Newport’s history.

Book ISBN 9781445677859

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Jan 2019

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 150

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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