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Why is Clifton Suspension Bridge Famous?

Why is Clifton Suspension Bridge Famous?

It is seen as an icon of engineering ambition and achievement. Although built for pedestrian and horse-drawn traffic, the bridge was so ingeniously constructed that it still provides a safe vehicle and pedestrian crossing over the 76-metre gorge.

How much does it cost to cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge?

The bridge was privately funded and always had a toll. Vehicles are charged a £1 to cross (since 2014).

How long does it take to walk across the Clifton Suspension Bridge?

over a year ago. It’s only a 5 minute walk! over a year ago. Clifton suspension should be a must for visitors to Bristol.

Do you have to pay to cross Clifton Suspension Bridge?

Clifton Suspension Bridge is, and always has been, a toll bridge. Motorised vehicles (including motorcycles) pay £1 to cross the bridge, all of which goes towards its maintenance and upkeep. There is no charge for pedestrians, cyclists or horse riders crossing the bridge.

Is the Clifton Suspension Bridge still in use?

Just as the bridge spans Avon Gorge, joining Bristol and North Somerset, the history of Clifton Suspension Bridge spans three centuries. With around 90% of its original ironwork still in operation, maintenance work requires the utmost care in replacing parts like for like.

Where is the suspension bridge in Bristol located?

Shown within Bristol and the UK. The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset.

How tall is the Clifton Bridge in Bristol?

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. Suggest edits to improve what we show.

Who was the designer of the Clifton Bridge?

“My first child, my darling…” – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1835 Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of Bristol’s most recognisable structures. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it marks a turning point in the history of engineering and has come to symbolise a city of original thinkers and independent spirit.