Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

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Often used as a symbol of Bristol on postcards and promotional materials, Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the celebrated Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and finished in 1864. The bridge spans the Avon Gorge, linking Clifton to Leigh Woods. Designed for light 19th-century horse-drawn traffic, this landmark bridge still meets the demands of modern travel, with over 12,000 vehicles crossing it daily. Stroll across the bridge to see and photograph the ancient Avon Gorge and the city beyond it. On the Leigh Woods side of the bridge, you can drop by the informative visitor center to see a brief video presentation about the history of the site, as well as purchase books and souvenirs. Plan to visit Clifton Suspension Bridge during your Bristol vacation using our convenient Bristol trip itinerary site .
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  • This is the only good thing about the whole of Bristol imo as the rest of the place is lawless and dirty and full of crack heads and homeless View from the Bridge was spectacular and if you cross it i...  more »
  • I'm a structural engineer and the bridge was a must on my list of places to visit in Bristol - but I can recommend for all. A fantastic example of engineering ahead of it's time. You can walk across t...  more »
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  • It's a very impressive feat of engineering and compliments the landscape in a spectacular way. Offers some really good photo opportunities, both of the bridge and the surrounding area; thanks to the elevated position. You can't say you've been to Bristol without seeing this bridge, it's iconic for a reason.
  • Superb to visit and take in the sheer magnificence of this structure. There is normally a coffee stall at one end and some parkland you can walk in. Also a nice park to sit and have a picnic. Clifton village is a short walk away. Take the bus as there is no formal parking.
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