ONE of Newport’s most prominent landmarks will re-open for the summer season next week.

The Transporter Bridge will re-open to visitors on Wednesday, March 23.

The landmark opened in 1906 as a shorter route for workers travelling to the heavy industry plants on the eastern side of the city and today is one of only six operational transporter bridges in the world.

Although its use as a crossing has dwindled in recent years due to the opening of the Southern Distributor Road, it remains a popular tourist attraction and a striking element of Newport’s skyline.

In recent years, its use as a main highway route dwindled especially after the opening of the Southern Distributor Road but it remains a popular tourist attraction.

It will be open between 10am and 5pm Wednesday to Sunday, as well as Bank Holiday Mondays, until Friday, September 30. Last admission will be 4pm with the last ferry crossing from west to east at 4.30pm.

Day visitor tickets, giving access to the high level walkway, the motor house platform and unlimited crossings on the day of purchase are £3 for adults and £2 for children aged 16 and under.

Return crossings cost £1.50 for adults, £1 for children, single tickets £1 for adults and 50p for children. Youngsters aged two and younger travel free.