Filming at the Lighthouse.

The last time we passed Souter Lighthouse we were travelling home from Scotland and we passed it before it opened for the day  .

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So this trip heading North we arrived  when it should have been open. However we were out of luck this time it was closed for the day  due to the filming of an episode of the TV crime  series Vera as you can see below  the car park was filled up with a small fleet of film crew support trucks.

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Opened in 1871 it was purpose built to be lit by electricity.(the 1st lighthouse in the world built for electric power)

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Tee Transporter Bridge.

Similar to the Newport Transporter Bridge in Wales which I have visited in the past today we crossed in the campervan  the River Tee’s at Middlesbrough on the Tee’s Transporter Bridge.

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Built in 1911 to transport worker rcross the river. In 2011  The heritage Lottery Fund confirmed a £2.6m award to support the refurbishment of the bridge.

 

With a span of 851 feet this iconic structure is the longest working transporter bridge in the world. It is a landmark on Teesside.

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On River Training under the Transporter bridgerivertraining