• A 160ft bungee jump over water from a bridge
• Climb the 210 steps to the top of the bridge
• Opportunity to take in the views before jumping over the River Tees
• A waiting boat will collect you from the air and take you back to dry land
• A personalised certificate is issued to all jumpers
Bungee jumping is also available at other venues around the country
What Can I Expect
This is the UK's first commercial bridge bungee jump and what a bridge it is! The iconic transporter bridge in Middlesbrough was made famous in the last TV series of Auf Wiedersehen Pet - and now here’s your chance to jump off it (attached to a bungee rope of course!).
Built in 1911 the iconic transporter bridge is one of only three bridge jumps operating in the world. You’ll arrive easily from the A66 into the transporter bridge visitor centre and from there you will be weighed and kitted out with your harness and back-up gear.
Then it’s the biggest climb of your life, 210 steps to the top of the bridge. Once at the top, you will find yourself 160ft above the River Tees where you can take in the fabulous views as you wait for your final checks to be carried out (safety is paramount after all!).
Then it's your turn! On the edge, you might want to turn back, but before you can change your mind, the jumpmaster gives you the call and away you go. You fly out over the river and plunge downwards, only to bounce back high into the air several times on the elastic bungee rope. Then you are lowered towards a waiting speedboat and plucked from the air. Filled with adrenaline, it's back to the shore waving to your family and friends in the viewing area.
We have to say, the venue for your bungee is totally amazing and unique. The Tees Transporter Bridge is a Grade Two listed building and a magnificent industrial relic. It’s still going strong after more than 100 years and for 60p you can make the two-minute 851ft crossing between Middlesbrough and Port Clarence in the gondola suspended on steel cables above the river.
There are excellent viewing points for family and friends and local attractions make it a great day out. And of course, who could forget how the bridge shot to fame in 2002 when it featured in the ‘A Bridge Too Far’ episode of the TV soap Auf Wiedersehen Pet, when the lads convinced some people that it was being dismantled and shipped to Arizona. Try a bungee jump and see if it’s ‘A Bridge Too High’ for you!
• Approximately two Sundays a month throughout the year
• Minimum age is 14 years
• Jumpers under the age of 16 will require a parent or guardian's permission and signature
• Over 50's are required to have a doctor's certificate to comply with insurance regulations
•The maximum weight limit is 18.9 stone.
• There are no height restrictions
• Alcohol - if you appear intoxicated you cannot jump
• Please inform the operator if you are taking any form of medication
• If you are not in good health you should NOT jump
• If you have any of the following conditions you should seek medical advice before jumping; high blood pressure, heart condition, suffer from dizziness or epilepsy, damage to neck, back, spinal column, legs or eyes, asthma, pregnancy
• If you suffer from any of the above but have been given a doctors certificate, you will be requested to sign a non standard waiver. Please read it carefully.
• Glasses and hard contact lenses cannot be worn
• Boots may need to be removed when jumping.
• Spectators are welcome to come and watch.
• Video footage of your jump can be purchased on the day. Photographs and merchandise are also available.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough