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Print showing Hotwell House and the Clifton Piers

  • GB 3493 120
  • Stuk
  • 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
  • Stuk
  • 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

Stereoview of the Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash showing figures on the railway under the suspending tubes

No. 104. Reverse carries the stamp: "Stereoscopic Treasures / Published by W. Spreat 229 High Street Exeter."
In 1853 the chains intended to be used for the Clifton Suspension Bridge were sold and reused to form Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash. The bridge was opened by Prince Albert on 2 May 1859.

Spreat, W, publisher, 229 High Street, Exeter

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