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Over the River Avon near Bristol, Brunel's magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge finally is opened

Britain and British Affairs, iconic image
12/08/1864
More than a century after the idea was floated and decades after Isabard Kingdom Brunel's design was selected to fulfill it, the remarkable Clifton Suspension Bridge was opened and dedicated above Bristol. More than 700 feet long and standing 260 feet above the Avon River Gorge, it was considered an engineering wonder when opened and still stands today.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1864 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1865), 167-169.

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