Clifton Suspension Bridge

Local nameClifton Suspension Bridge
LocationBristol, United Kingdom

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset. Since opening in 1864, it has been a toll bridge, the income from which provides funds for its maintenance. The bridge is built to a design by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw, based on an earlier design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It is a grade I listed building and forms part of the B3129 road.

The idea of building a bridge across the Avon Gorge originated in 1753. Original plans were for a stone bridge and later iterations were for a wrought iron structure. In 1831, an attempt to build Brunel's design was halted by the Bristol riots, and the revised version of his designs was built after his death and completed in 1864.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifton_Suspension_Bridge

Official Website https://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/

Email visitinfo@cliftonbridge.org.uk

Phone +44 1179 744664

Address 420 Hotwell Road, BS8 4NU, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°27'17.958" N -2°37'39.66" E

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