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The 10 times Newport was world record breaking

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25.09.2021

Newport has a rich and varied history – from its role in the Chartist movement to the industrial heritage of the docklands.

But, while many of the things that brought Newport to the party in the first place are confined to the history books, recent years have seen Newport finding its way into a different kind of book – the Guinness World Records book.

Over the more recent years, residents of the city have tried to put themselves, and their city in the record books, by completing a variety of weird, wonderful, or simply impressive challenges.

Of course, breaking a world record requires skill and perseverance – or in rare circumstances, luck.

As such, many try their best, but fall short.

While this is understandably disappointing for those involved, it makes the successes of those who do triumph all the more impressive.

Here in Newport, success has been found in the past – with a fair few records having been broken with a strong Newport connection.

There is a real variety in the achievements too – from sporting feats, to vegetable growing, and strangely specific dancing.

Below, you can find 10 world records with a Newport connection.

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Longest Transporter Bridge – Newport Transporter Bridge

The transporter bridge is a feat of engineering, but a fairly rare one.

Globally, only a few dozen were ever built, and it is estimated that fewer than 10 remain in use.

Spanning the River Usk, the bridge is 181 m (594 ft) in length, and stands 75 m (246 ft) high.

Having been built in 1906, this is technically the longest reigning record holder on this list.

And, as long as it remains standing, this is a record unlikely to be beaten.

First twins to manage opposing soccer teams in a professional match – Dean........

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