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Print showing Hotwell House and the Clifton Piers

  • GB 3493 120
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  • 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

View of the Avon Gorge with Piers

  • GB 3493 134
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  • 1854

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

Print of Clifton Suspension Bridge, No. 4276

  • GB 3493 121
  • Item
  • 14 February 1861

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

Print of Hungerford Suspension Bridge

  • GB 3493 145
  • Item
  • c. 1845 - 1862

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

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