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The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world. Its story began in 1754 with the dream of a Bristol wine merchant who left a legacy to build a bridge over the Gorge.
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24 year old Isambard Kingdom Brunel was eventually declared the winner and appointed project engineer – his first major commission
Work began in 1831 but the project was dogged with political and financial difficulties and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned.
Brunel died aged only 53 yrs in 1859 but the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864. Designed in the early 19th century for light horse drawn traffic it still meets the demands of 21st century commuter traffic with 11-12,000 motor vehicles crossing it every day.(¯`v´¯)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´ ¸¸.·¨¯`·.♥♥I want to thank Mattie who helped me on information that i had lost on this Bridge reformatting a computer and i had lost information on this Bridge i could hardly think of the name of it Then Mattie came through for me and i thank her from the bottom of my heart helping me with the link to information and the name of the Bridge which i had forgotten but took a guess but i was wrong and she contacted me with the proper Name and Link now that she told me this the name of it its coming back to me now after the fact…lol..
Thank you Mattie from the bottom of my heart.xo