Clifton Suspension Bridge anniversary

150 years ago on May 7 1864, the suspension chains were completed, joining the two sides of the Avon Gorge permanently for the first time.
Wednesday 2 July 1864, the last of the cross girders was fixed in the centre of the bridge, and a small party was allowed to pass over on planks placed accross the girders.
December 8, 2014 will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening
Sunday 7th at 7pm will see a spectacular display of fireworks. Monday 8th at 3pm will see a procession of dignatories walk across the bridge to the new Visitor Centre.

Clifton Suspension Bridge photos