Finighan Family Tree

Introduction to Photograph Album

The photographs and certificates shown in this album are in no particular order and are all that I have at the time of compiling this website. I would welcome additional photographs to be included. These can be sent to me either e-mail or by surface post.  

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  Newport Transporter Bridge

Photograph Copyright: Reproduced with kind permission of the copyright owner

Richard J Naude   e-mail:

Built by a Frenchman Monsieur F Arnodin, the bridge was opened in 1906. The bridge has a 
span of 645 feet measured from the centre of each of its towers. The gondola is 33 feet long, 
40 feet wide and travels at 10 feet per second and can carry a maximum of 6 cars or small 
vans at one time. The whole contrivance is driven by two electric motors. 
The Newport Transporter Bridge crosses the River Usk - this river splits Newport in half. 

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