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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
Photograph taken 13 October 1999 © Historic England Archive/Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS ref: 379208

This suspension bridge was designed 1829-31 by IK Brunel as part of a competition. Work started in 1836 but stopped 1840, when the pylons were completed, as the project had run out of money, Work was resumed 1861 after Brunel's death had encouraged the raising of the extra money needed. It was completed 1864 by J Hawkshaw and WH Barlow, however this was without much of the intended Egyptian decoration of the original design.