Ref NoDM216/3
TitleClifton Suspension Bridge original photographs
DescriptionOriginal Photographs

6 albumen [?] sepia photographs showing the Clifton Suspension Bridge under construction, including piers, chains and rods, roadway, n.d., c.1830s-60s.
DM162/3/1: Piers with scaffolding
DM162/3/2: View along bridge towards Leigh Woods showing suspension rods and roadway in construction
DM162/3/3: Side view showing piers, chains and most of roadway
DM162/3/4: Side view showing piers under construction along with chains, nearest tower (Clifton) with scaffolding.
DM162/3/5: From Rownham river bank with piers just beginning to rise, Calotype print,
DM162/3/6: Clifton Pier and St. Vincents Rock, Calotype print,

Printed photograph showing the laying of the foundation stone of the Clifton Suspension Bridge by the Marquis of Northampton, 27 August 1836, with crowds, and flags

Printed photograph showing the opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, 8 December 1864, with flags, crowds, tents, and Observatory

Black and white photograph (copy of C19th photograph) labelled ‘swinging platform to receive chains’

Black and white photograph showing a finished Clifton Suspension Bridge from Clifton, showing 1950s car, newspaper kiosk, and foliage, by S.C.Sumner, 35 Cooperation Road, Greenbank, Bristol 5

Black and white photograph showing Clifton Suspension Bridge from Clifton, showing, newspaper kiosk, person, and car on bridge, dated 1919 (George Maby’s handwriting)

4 black and white photographs of Clifton Suspension Bridge, the originals are in the Royal Commission on Historic Monuments (now at Swindon), received via Julia Elton, bridge c.1864 with sailing ships in Bristol Harbour; roadway under construction with workers, chains and suspension rods in place, c.1863; bridge from River Avon bank, towards Hotwells c.1864; construction of roadway looking towards Clifton from Leigh Woods abutment, with people in top hats surveying work, c.1863. Negative numbers are on photographs.
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