2014 Suspension Bridge celebration

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.
Monday, December 8, 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the official opening of Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Sunday 7th December 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. The new Heritage and Learning Centre will open on the west side of the Bridge.
Planning permission was granted in Autumn 2012. Construction works started in October 2013 It is planned to open the new Centre in December 2014, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the opening of the bridge.