- GB 3493 128
- c. 1841-1842
Bartlett, W H
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Bartlett, W H
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
Watercolour and guache painting by George Wolfe showing the abutments and towers of Clifton Suspension Bridge during the period in which the project was abandoned. Signed and dated "WOLFE/54" (1854).
Wolfe, George, artist
Grangerised from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, p. 384.
This print shows the bridge as complete, however, the last construction phase to finish the bridge did not start until November 1862.
Rock & Co, London
Coloured engraving showing Hungerford Suspension Bridge. Engraved by T H Shepherd and H S Barnard for Read & Co.'s "Mighty London" series.
Barnard, H S
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
Payne & Thompson