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Clifton Suspension Bridge | by Nikonic (Lantro Photography)
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Clifton Suspension Bridge

The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Avon Gorge and links Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset, England. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the bridge is a grade I listed building.

 

The idea of building a bridge across the Avon Gorge originated in 1753. The original plans were for a stone bridge, and later plans were for a cast iron structure. An attempt to build Brunel's design in 1831 was stopped by the Bristol Riots, and the revised version of his designs was built after his death, and completed in 1864.

 

The bridge is a distinctive landmark, used as a symbol of Bristol on postcards, promotional materials, and informational web sites. It has also been used as a backdrop to several films and television programmes.

 

We took this a few weeks ago (photo taken by Brad, processing completed by Nic) on a rare non-rainy Sunday!!!

 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

 

Take care

 

B&N :)

 

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Taken on June 24, 2012