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Clifton Suspension Bridge
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Ranked #2 of 194 things to do in Bristol
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Owner description: Designed and built in 1836 by a young engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this 702-foot-long, 250-foot-high suspension bridge gracefully spans the Avon Gorge between Clifton and Leigh Woods.
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“iconic”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a magnificent example of Brunels engineering genius,will still be there in another 100 yrs.Viewed from the sea walls on the bristol downs gives you a true insight into the problems he had to solve in the initial building of the bridge bearing in mind he was limited to what equipment available at that time.

Visited July 2012
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“Clifton Suspension Bridge”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Very impressive considering it was built in the mid 19th Cent. I keep bumping into things bult by Brunel, clearly a genius of his time. The RIver Avon and surrounding cliffs have a primeval quality to them, and I half expected pterodactyls to be flying overhead,Magnificent views both ways. It cost 50p toll to drive across and free to walk or cycle, Well worth a stroll across with a camera.

Visited July 2012
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“Historic and Free !”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Well worth visiting if only for the historic views. Shame brunel never lived to see his creation. No charge to pedestrians, 50p for cars.

Visited July 2012
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“Clifton Suspension Bridge”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

It is straightforward to walk onto the bridge. There is also a park next to it giving superb views over the bridge and gorge.

Visited July 2012
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“Engineering”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Visited during a family trip to Bristol, very interesting walk across bridge with visitor centre at the end. Spent a very enjoyable hour in Clifton Village, great shops, restaurants etc, highly recommended if you have a full wallet!

Visited July 2012
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