The Clifton Suspension Bridge.

A few photographs from unusual positions - unless you live in Bristol !


The Bridge in 1880




From 'The Lookout' in Clifton


Pick your moment to take this shot !


Before the Bridge was completed passengers could ride across the Gorge in a basket attached to an iron bar !


The chains came form the Hungerford Bridge and were second hand !


From 'the towpath' along the Western bank of the Avon.


From the water.


From 'The Observatory' on Clifton Down.


From above.


It was a long way round before the Bridge was built !

Brunel's other bridge - his little swivel bridge over the lock into Bristol Docks. The least known of all his projects and now awaiting restoration.


Brunel's SS Great Britain back in her original dock.