Clifton Suspension Bridge: A Remarkable Engineering Triumph
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is an icon of the City of Bristol, England and it recently celebrated its 150th Birthday. It spans the beautiful and picturesque Avon Gorge and connects Bristol with North Somerset. The structure is a Grade I listed structure and attracts visitors from across the world every year. Today the bridge’s upkeep is entirely funded by tolls, a practice that hasn’t changed since it opened to the public in 1864. The bridge is manned and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year round.
In 1829 a competition was held to find a suitable design for the Clifton Suspension Bridge.