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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

Print of Clifton Suspension Bridge, No. 4276

  • GB 3493 121
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  • 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

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