Fault closes Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge

Transporter bridge in Middlesbrough People and vehicles are transported across the River Tees via a gondola

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A landmark bridge on Teesside has closed as a result of technical difficulties, less than a month after it underwent a major overhaul.

Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge re-opened three weeks ago after work to replace its century-old motors.

A problem has now arisen with the new remote system which controls the gondola.

The software is being upgraded and it is hoped the Grade II listed structure will be back in action by the weekend.

Councillor Paul Thompson, Middlesbrough Council's executive member for transport, said: "The bridge is renowned for its reliability, but on occasions unforeseen problems arise, and these are dealt with as quickly as possible to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

"I'm grateful to users for their patience, we will do our best to have the Transporter up and running again as soon as possible."

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