4 December 2014

The Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge

A visual history of Clifton Suspension Bridge and the surrounding area, through architectural drawings, paintings and dramatic archive photographs.

In this illustrated lecture, Francis Greenacre will show the extraordinary variety of alternative designs and architectural styles proposed by Brunel himself and by other engineers, architects and amateurs, as well as more recent images of the bridge as the emblem of Bristol.

Part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.

Other lectures in the series

Please note, the lecture takes place at Tyndall Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol NOT Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Parking can be difficult so please allow an extra 15 minutes to allow plenty of time. Access on foot is via the Royal Fort entrance, along the path and to the left.