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Stereoview of the Hungerford Bridge, London

The Hungerford Bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1845. When the bridge was demolished in 1860, its chains were reused to construct the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Elliott, J (1835 - 1903), photographer

Postcard showing the Clifton Suspension Bridge illuminated for the visit of King Edward VII in 1908

Addressed to Miss W. Valentine with a written message. The message includes that the bridge was lit up "on the night of the Kings visit. It looked so pretty, it was a grand day and I had a good view of them."
King Edward VII visited Bristol to open the new dock at Avonmouth on 9 July 1908. In the evening, after the opening celebrations, the King "had a motor drive from Avonmouth to Bristol, and inspected the Clifton Suspension Bridge". (Western Somerset Free Press, Saturday 11 July 1908, p. 8).

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