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- Taken at 6:43 PM on April 10, 2007 - cameraphone upload by ShoZu
10th Apr 2007, 19:43   | tags:

Lyzardly says:


Just. Wow.

10th Apr 2007, 20:11

i must admit lookin at it from this distance it is just amazin

10th Apr 2007, 20:18

mat says:

The original and best, nearly 150 years old and still trucking on. No-one made 'em like Brunel. I love that bridge.

Lyz, see also this photo

10th Apr 2007, 20:21

mat says:

oh, also from Wikipedia, but I remember my great-uncle (who lived in Clifton most of his life) telling me this story when I was a kid: "In 1885, a 22 year old woman called Sarah Ann Henley survived a fall from the bridge when her billowing skirts acted as a parachute, and subsequently lived into her eighties." I was told it was low tide at the time too, so she landed in the soft mud rather than the drowning river.

10th Apr 2007, 20:23

Lyzardly says:

Ooh, thanks mat!

10th Apr 2007, 20:25

wot a cool story lol thanks mat i suppose the 50p charge to cross it is to keep the bridge maintained

10th Apr 2007, 20:27

mat says:

50p! Disgraceful. I remember going over that bridge and paying 5p on foot, 20p in a car.

Now I feel really old... at least it wasn't a shilling to cross.. :)

10th Apr 2007, 20:30

or one of them big old pennys :-)

10th Apr 2007, 20:32

It's 30p isn't it? Only silver coins no 5's

11th Apr 2007, 18:18

James says:

Great shot (and background info from Mat)!

25th Apr 2007, 16:45

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