THE Transporter Bridge and Middlesbrough's industrial heartland will feature in a new photography exhibition.

Photographer Stephen Gill’s striking images of the bridge and its surroundings went on display at the revamped Transporter Visitor Centre on Saturday (May 14).

Mr Gill, who is originally from Middlesbrough and now based in Nottingham, specialises in post-industrial landscapes along the River Tees.

The series of pictures going on show at the Visitor Centre were commissioned by Middlesbrough Council and Arts Council England in 2011 to celebrate the Transporter Bridge's centenary.

The ‘Hinterland’ project - originally shown at the Dorman Museum, Python Gallery and Kirkleatham Museum - features images in both colour and black and white exploring how the environment in and around the bridge was used in the past, how it is being used now and how it may be used in the future.

His latest work, part of the Infra ordinaire series - commissioned by mima and part of the recent Localism exhibition - is a study of an unoccupied area in Port Clarence next to the site of the Biomass Power Station currently under construction.

*Admission to the Visitor Centre is free – for more information call 01642 727265 or visit