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25 October 2016

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity Dangle completed by Ian Millerchip

ChemicaI Corporation (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that our Lead Engineer Ian Millerchip recently abseiled over 164 feet from Newport Transporter Bridge for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity

Ian can normally be found carrying out site surveys, oil condition monitoring and analysis but decided to take this challenge on to support the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital Charity.

The Newport Transporter Bridge crosses the River Usk in Newport, South East Wales and is the oldest and largest of the three historic transporter bridges which remain in Britain. Only eight out of a total of 20 ever built, remain in use worldwide.  The bridge was built in 1906. The height to the underside of the main girder truss above the road level is 49.97 m (163.9 ft).

As well as being a working transport link, the bridge is also open as a tourist attraction.  Visitors can climb the towers and walk across the upper deck for a small charge.  The bridge has been featured in several movies and television shows.

Every penny raised in sponsorship goes towards supporting the 73,000 children each year who will need specialist and often life-saving treatment at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales.

You can still sponsor Ian by visiting our JustGiving page and we appreciate any support you can give. Thank you.