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Clifton suspension bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge’s 150th anniversary celebrated

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, based on Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s original design, opened 150 years ago this month. Assisted with funding from ICE, construction of the bridge was completed five years after the renowned civil engineer died, as the result of pressure from members of the ICE who believed it “a fitting monument to their late friend and colleague”.

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