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.