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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol: 26 reviews and 40 photos

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The Clifton Suspension Bridge is the top sight for visitors in Bristol. For me it?s like the Golden Gate for San Francisco. High over the Avon River, at 75meters, it spans the Avon Gorge. It?s a beautiful bridge that becomes more beautiful during the night when it?s all lit up. It was designed by the famous engineer Isambard Brunel in 1830 (he also designed the SS Great Britain boat and the train station). The bridge started to built in 1836 but Brunel died in 1859. The bridge finally finished 5 years later in 1864. The height of towers is 26meters above deck while the span is 214 meters.

We had some nice views of the bridge from the Observation Hill while we were watching the sunset. At the same moment we noticed many children playing on the slide (the water on it was turned into ice). Extreme sports!...

Address: River Avon at Clifton.
Directions: The bridge locaded at NW of Bristol at Clifton. Take bus N.8 from the center to Observatory Hill
Phone: +00 44 (0)117 974 4664
Website: http://www.clifton-suspension-bridge.org.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 26, 2009
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