From the lower flange of a suspended !; runway, made of a single I section, run wheels, from the axles of which the transporter is suspended.
A transporter of this kind, when fitted with a grab, is a very efficient machine for taking coal from barges and depositing it in a coal store.
A transporter bridge between Runcorn and Widnes, with a suspended car worked by electricity to convey passengers and vehicles (the first bridge of the kind in England) was constructed in 1902.
A transporter of the first class is shown in fig.
In the other class of transporter the load is not usually moved; FIG.
- Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge.