Clifton Suspension Bridge

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The idea of building a bridge across the Avon Gorge originated in 1753, with a bequest in the will of Bristolian merchant William Vick, who left £1,000 invested with instructions that when the interest had accumulated to £10,000, it should be used for the purpose of building a stone bridge between Clifton Down and Leigh Woods.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why Brunel's designs was stopped?
    • A. 

      Parliament rejected the design

    • B. 

      Some faults occured with the design

    • C. 

      Bristol Riots

  • 2. 
    What year was that?
    • A. 

      1832

    • B. 

      1831

    • C. 

      1835

    • D. 

      1834

  • 3. 
    A slightly revised design was made by William Henry Barlow and Sir John Hawkshaw. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False