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- 19th Century
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Grangerised from an unknown publication. Illustration number 1297.
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
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
Holmes, H, artist
Bartlett, W H
Lavars, (lithographer), Broad St, Hall, Bristol