Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Live traffic reports (including the Transporter Bridge)


There are a number of disruptions to Council services because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the link below before accessing any of our services.

For details of disruptions and for advice and guidance visit

If you are thinking of setting out on a long journey why not check out the Traffic England service? Their website highlights road works and potential delays on your route.

This is a live service and updated over a 24 hour period.


Tees Transporter Bridge

The Tees Transporter Bridge carries vehicles, foot passengers and cyclists between Middlesbrough and Port Clarence all year round except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The gondola service and lift can close at short notice due to high winds, fog, severe weather conditions and essential maintenance works.

Bridge operating times:

Monday to Friday 7.15am - 12pm and 1pm - 6.15pm

Saturday & Bank Holidays 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm daily

Sunday Closed to traffic - open for bridge tours and visits

Lift operating times:

Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am and 1.30pm - 3.30pm (last lift tour)

Saturday & Sunday 9.30am - 11.30am and 1pm - 2pm (last lift tour)

For free Transporter Bridge closure alerts Text: tbridge to 07624 819 010. Sign up for email alerts on the Transporter Bridge website.  


Transporter Bridge - Visitor Experience

It is now possible to travel to the top of the Transporter Bridge in the new glass viewing lift.

Tours must be pre-booked and details about how to do this together with pricing information and tour times can be found on the Middlesbrough Council website.