Pilkington helps enhance iconic Transporter Bridge

Pilkington helps enhance iconic Transporter Bridge

Visitors to Teesside's historic Transporter Bridge will get a new and better view than ever before thanks to a newly installed glass lift and viewing decks on the gondola, constructed using Pilkington PlanarT structural glazing as part of the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund Tees Transporter Visitor Experience Project.

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited supplied single-glazed laminated Pilkington PlanarT glazing for a glass viewing lift, which will allow visitors to be elevated to the top of the Bridge for the first time in the 103-year old structure's history. Glazed viewing decks have also been installed on the gondola.

The upgrade work to the gondola has seen the reintroduction of views up and down the Tees sympathetic to the 1911 original structure, using Pilkington PlanarT glazing in the striking modern interpretation of the original design.

This enhancement works to the Bridge will help visitors enjoy panoramic elevated views from the bridge. The work reflects the latest stage in a number of innovations at the landmark, which over the past decade has also seen the Transporter transformed into a hub for extreme sports such as bungee jumping, zip lining and abseiling.

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Pilkington UK Ltd

Pilkington UK Ltd

The Pilkington name has been closely associated with glass since 1826. In 2006, Pilkington Group Limited was acquired by the NSG Group of Japan, and the name Pilkington was retained as a brand for the Group’s building and automotive products. The...
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