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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Newport Transporter Bridge

 


All decked out for the grand re opening, after being closed for a few years.


The winding house.
 


Waiting for the gondola to come in.
 


This transporter bridge is one of only six operating in the world.  The reason for this type of bridge was because Newport has a huge tidal range and so the ships could still make their way into the docks even at high tide.
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3 comments:

  1. Dave, that is so interesting. You got some great shots too.

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  2. What a funny little story. I have never seen anything like it.

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave