REGARDING the 100th anniversary of the iconic Transporter bridge, in Middlesbrough.

You wrote about many of events that happened at the bridge in your recent supplement (Oct 10).

But the story that always comes to mind when I think of the Transporter is when the actor Terry Scott, of Carry On and Terry and June fame, drove off the roadway and landed in the bridge safety net.

Apparently, the policeman who took the 999 call from Mr Scott had some trouble believing the story.

I think he ended up in Dryburn Hospital suffering from shock.

Peter Jefferies, Durham.

• The actor drove his Jaguar off the Port Clarence approach road to the bridge. The incident took place in March 1974 when Scott was appearing at the Billingham Forum in a play called A Bed Full of Foreigners. During his stay Scott enraged local people when he told his audience they lived in terrible surroundings.

He described Middlesbrough as being “just like a scene from Doctor Who, frightening”.