For a small fee, you can use the bridge to cross the river on the gondola. It is located on the River Tees in Middlesbrough and was constructed to replace the ferries that carried workers across the river to the factories. Located at the base on the southern bank is the free-to-enter visitor centre, which provides a fascinating history of the immediate area through maps, videos, pictures and articles, as well as interactive touch-screens. Here you can buy refreshments, mugs or even a t-shirt! If you feel brave, you can even take the lift or stairs to the top! For more information including opening times, visit

Address: Toll House Ferry Road, Middlesbrough, TS2 1PL