"Clifton Suspension Bridge" Clifton Suspension Bridge Tip by Sjalen

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol: 26 reviews and 40 photos


One of the first things I wanted to see in Bristol as I am fascinated by the industrial revolution period in England was the famous bridge at Clifton and I was not disappointed. It was shorter than I expected (215 metres) but impressive enough, spanning 75 metres above the Avon Gorge. We walked across it and the wind is strong up there so hold on to any hats you may wear :))) You can walk in the observatory park above the bridge and see it from all possible angles too. Not surprisingly, it is one of the more popular places in Bristol for suicides and there are plaques with "depression help line" numbers on the bridge which is a bit bizarre but probably helps a few. I prefered to read the information on Brunel himself and see pictures with decorations from various jubilees. Originally, the bridge was meant to have sphinxes on the towers since it was drawn up when Egypt was a huge influence on architecture, but money ran out.

Address: Clifton
Phone: +00 44 (0)117 974 4664
Website: http://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 4, 2006
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