Clifton Suspension Bridge - Bristol, England by Simon Pow

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“The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the beautiful 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.

The first competition in 1829 was judged by Thomas Telford, the leading civil engineer of the day. Telford rejected all the designs and submitted his own but the decision to declare him the winner was unpopular and a second competition was held in 1830. 24 year old Isambard Kingdom Brunel was eventually declared the winner and appointed project engineer – his first major commission."

This photo was taken on a 30 second exposure, at night from the foot path up to the Camera Obscurer, showing the bridges new lighting.


  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 7 years ago

    another great shot of our bridge

  • nick board
    nick boardabout 7 years ago

    Terrific shot , i like the solitary star

  • nick board
    nick boardabout 7 years ago

    Sorry two stars

  • RichardV
    RichardVabout 7 years ago

    Stunning shot Simon.

  • Ozcloggie
    Ozcloggieabout 7 years ago

    What great contrast. What a great way to show off the bridge!

  • Maria Murphy
    Maria Murphyabout 7 years ago

    amazing work!

  • igotmeacanon
    igotmeacanonalmost 7 years ago

    lovely shot, is it safe up there, i dont fancy getting mugged

  • I didn’t have any trouble.. and a 30D on a Manfrotto could do some damage if swung :)

    – Simon Pow

  • igotmeacanon
    igotmeacanonalmost 7 years ago

    lol i hope its insured

  • PaulHealey
    PaulHealeyover 6 years ago

    Great shot Simon

  • simba
    simbaover 6 years ago

    Great shot.

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