Clifton Suspension Bridge

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General Information

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge in Bristol, England. The bridge links Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset, it spans over the Avon Gorge and the River Avon. The bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw. Since its opening, it has been a toll bridge and the funds raised from the toll are used for its maintenance. The bridge, which has two towers; has a length of 412 metres and is 104 metres above the water below. The bridge is a landmark of the city of Bristol and is a Grade I listed building, it forms a part of the B3129 road. The bridge accepts pedestrians and vehicles.

Getting there

The bridge is situated on the B3129 road, you can get to the bridge by car and cross the bridge in a car. It is a short walk away from Clifton Village which is accessed by the 3C, 8 and 9 buses.

Opening Times and Admission

The bridge is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. There is a toll to cross the bridge in a vehicle, the toll is set at £1.

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  • Bridge Rd, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PA, England
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  • 0117 973 1579

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