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Print showing Hotwell House and the Clifton Piers

  • GB 3493 120
  • Pièce
  • c.1843 - 1853

The print shows Brunel's 'suspended traveller'. This was a basket car which hung from an iron bar and was designed to help workmen cross the gorge during construction. On 27th September 1836, Brunel made the first successful crossing. Members of the public paid a fee to travel across. The suspended traveller was in place from 1836 to 1853.

Willis, W, artist

Print entitled 'Clifton Suspension Bridge erected by John Hawkshawe Esq. F.R.S. & W.H.Barlow.Esq.F.R.S'

  • GB 3493 001
  • Pièce
  • 1864

The print is inscribed: "This view is respectively dedicated to the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the City of Bristol and The Chairman (Mark Huish Esq.) & Directors of the Bridge Company" and is noted as being "sold on the bridge & by all booksellers". Also included are statistics about the bridge.

Webb, William Waller, artist, 8 Well St, London