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Britain By Car - A Motoring History


Located on either side of the mouth of the River Tees, Teesside is a largely urban area comprising the towns of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Billingham, Redcar and Thornaby.

Much of its history is based around steel manufacture, chemical and heavy engineering, and the port facilities on the River Tees.

One of Teesside’s most striking landmarks is the Transporter Bridge, built between 1910 and 1911, linking the north and south banks of the Tees.   Now established as a Grade Two Listed Building, it carries people and vehicles across the river in a gondola, hanging from the main structure of the Bridge.

With thanks to the following for the images of Teesside:
Saltburn Sands © Mick Garratt
Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough © James T M Towill
Trolleybus, Grangetown © Alan Murray-Rust
Seal Sands © David McKay

Teesside locations