Scores took part in a sponsored walk over the Transporter and others bungeed
all in aid of Motor Neurone Disease sufferer Steve Druett, 52, whose wife Joanne, 41, works as an administrator at the school.
Pilgrims seeking prosperity still pass through here, migrating in record numbers to the sprawling e-business boomtowns of the New West, places like Denver and Portland and Boise, but on the summer afternoon we stopped in Kearney, most visitors--camping gear bungeed
to the roofs of their cars, disposable cameras dangling from their wrists--appeared to be headed to the West's national parks, where, amid RVs and gift shops and backpackers, buffalo continue to roam.
Dave also wants human interest stories from the people of Teesside who have ridden on, walked across, climbed or even bungeed
from a bridge - often affectionately referred to as The Tranny.
He wants others who have bungeed
from or slid across the bridge get in touch to tell him about their experiences - and he would particularly like to hear from anyone who understandably got bridge-fright and walked away from their big moment.
People have bungeed
off the Transporter Bridge, run marathons, trekked through the jungle, held displays of Christmas lights, and even lost their hair in the name of Zoe's.
Father Paul Farrer, 39, bungeed
off Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge, to raise money for his 40@40 campaign.