Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol, South West England, England, United Kingdom
|Coordinates:||51° 27' 18.00" N 2° 37' 40.01" W|
|main span||214.05 m|
|total length||412 m|
|tower height||26 m|
|weight||1 500 t|
|27 August 1836||
First stone is laid in a big ceremony.
Hungerford chain suspension bridge is demolished, the chains are reused later in the construction of the Clifton bridge.
|18 December 1864||
Clifton Bridge would have been the longest-spanning bridge if it had been completed soon after it was designed, but for financial reasons it was not put into service until 1864. Brunel never saw this bridge finished, he passed away before the funding problems were resolved. An alternative design by Thomas Telford would have had the same span as the Menai Straits Bridge.
Relevant Web Sites
- Bridges under the spotlight in UK awards. In: Bridge Update, n. 67 (April 2007), pp. 4.
- Light touch. In: Bridge Design & Engineering, v. 12, n. 45 (4th Quarter 2006), pp. 44.
- Bristol fashion. In: Bridge Design & Engineering, v. 12, n. 43 (2nd Quarter 2006), pp. 45-46. (2006):
- Clifton Suspension bridge. An illustrated History. Moonraker Press, United Kingdom (United Kingdom). (1976):
- Chamber of secrets. In: Bridge Design & Engineering, v. 9, n. 32 (3rd Quarter 2003), pp. 64.
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