Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge closure extended

Transporter bridge in Middlesbrough The bridge was last painted in 2003

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The closure of Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge has been extended until mid-November for £2.6m repainting and renovation works.

Middlesbrough Council said preparation work on the Grade II-listed bridge had proved more extensive than expected.

The council said the work was a "vital part" of its maintenance.

Executive member for environment Nicky Walker said the long-term benefits would "outweigh the short-term inconvenience".

The original 40-day closure of the bridge had been delayed until 27 August to avoid disruption for those using the crossing over the bank holiday.

A replacement bus service between Middlesbrough and Port Clarence will be in operation during the works.

The project, which is being funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, will include lift access to the upper walkway, improvements to the visitor centre and the development of new heritage and sculpture trails.

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