Day 97: Newport to Cardiff – Lattice & Steel

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Gwent, Wales
Newport Transporter Bridge, River Usk, Gwent.

Newport Transporter Bridge, River Usk, Gwent.

Cantilevered section of the main girder truss 50m above the road, Newport Transporter Bridge, Gwent.

Cantilevered section of the main girder truss 50m above the road, Newport Transporter Bridge, Gwent.

Gondola crossing the River Usk, Newport Transporter Bridge, Gwent.

Gondola crossing the River Usk, Newport Transporter Bridge, Gwent.

Upper deck walkway, Newport Transporter Bridge, Gwent.

Upper deck walkway, Newport Transporter Bridge, Gwent.

Gondola from upper deck, Newport Transporter Bridge, River Usk, Gwent.

Gondola from upper deck, Newport Transporter Bridge, River Usk, Gwent.

Newport Transporter Bridge, designed by engineer Ferdinand Arnodin built in 1906, Gwent.

Newport Transporter Bridge, designed by engineer Ferdinand Arnodin and built in 1906, Gwent.

Gondola, Newport Transporter Bridge, River Usk, Gwent.

Gondola, Newport Transporter Bridge, River Usk, Gwent.

Yard, AIC (Arabian International Company) Steel, a structural steel fabricator, Newport, Gwent,

Yard, AIC (Arabian International Company) Steel, a structural steel fabricator, Newport, Gwent,

Smiths Toys Superstores, Newport, Gwent,

Smiths Toys Superstores, Newport, Gwent,

Maes-glas Fields, grounds of the Newport Saracens a Welsh rugby union club, Gwent.

Maes-glas Fields, grounds of the Newport Saracens a Welsh rugby union club, Gwent.

Pastel bike, Ebbw River, Newport, Gwent.

Pastel bike, Ebbw River, Newport, Gwent.

Pylon crossing the River Usk, Newport, Gwent.

Pylon crossing the River Usk, Newport, Gwent.

Pylon foot, Newport, Gwent.

Pylon foot, Newport, Gwent.

Height reducing pylon, Newport, Gwent.

Height reducing pylon, Newport, Gwent.

Wiggly Seawall, Peterstone Gout, Gwent.

Wiggly Seawall, Peterstone Gout, Gwent.

Derelict jetty, Peterstone Great Wharf, Gwent.

Derelict jetty, Peterstone Great Wharf, Gwent.

Heavy Sky over Cardiff Flats, Gwent.

Heavy Sky over Cardiff Flats, Glamorgan

Rain above the Severn & Cardiff Flats, Gwent.

Rain above the Severn & Cardiff Flats, Glamorgan.

Melt-shop I, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Gwent.

Melt-shop I, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Glamorgan.

Melt-shop II, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Gwent.

Melt-shop II, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Glamorgan.

Melt-shop III, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Gwent.

Melt-shop III, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Glamorgan.

Scrap Steel I, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Gwent.

Scrap Steel I, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Glamorgan.

Scrap Steel II, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Gwent.

Scrap Steel II, Celsa Steel, Tremorfa, Cardiff, Glamorgan.

Cardiff flats and the Severn Estuary, Gwent.

Cardiff flats and the Severn Estuary, Glamorgan.

Energy Recovery Facility, which generates energy by incinerating non-recyclable waste, Splott, Cardiff, Gwent.

Energy Recovery Facility, which generates energy by incinerating non-recyclable waste, Splott, Cardiff, Glamorgan.

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7 thoughts on “Day 97: Newport to Cardiff – Lattice & Steel”

  1. This is terrible of me I know, but in the main, I prefer your shots of the man made landscape rather than what nature has given us. I love walking along coastal shores, especially living in landlocked Derby, but I don’t take a lot of photos when I do.

    Love the transporter shots from the upper deck and with the gondola just hanging there in space.

    Other half says next time we are down in Bristol we need an excursion to have a look ourselves.

    Full marks also to Smiths Toys and the Energy recovery Facility.

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    • I find the man made world more creatively inspiring and the natural world more spiritually inspiring. A photo of natural beauty feels more like simply relaying what is out there whereas interpreting the man man world feels more like I’m adding myself into the shot. Also less people photograph these things so its easier for me to see them freshly, or at least I hope that is the case! The transporter bridge is a great day out and the best £3 I’ve spent in a long time, its not open every day though so check the timetable http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage/Transporter-Bridge/Visit.aspx

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  2. Jackie Brett says:

    Hi Quentin, not exactly sure where the dividing line is but your Cardiff photos aren’t in Gwent. Cardiff used to be South Glamorgan but is now just Cardiff. Lovely photos. Great images of the Transported Bridge, glad you managed to return on an open day, hoping to visit in spring when it reopens.

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    • Hi Jackie,
      Many thanks for pointing this out error, the modern dividing line on my OS map is South of St Mellons on the outskirts or Cardiff. I have changed the captions on the relevant images to Glamorgan (I’m grouping all the Glamorgan counties together for my project). The transporter bridge was a great experience!

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