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LOOKING DOWNSTREAM THROUGH THE GORGE CUT BY THE AVON ON ITS WAY FROM BRISTOL TO THE SEA

LOOKING DOWNSTREAM THROUGH THE GORGE CUT BY THE AVON ON ITS WAY FROM BRISTOL TO THE SEA

Old Bristol and its famous harbour lie out of sight to the right hand in this view. The city has expanded up to the heights above the gorge and all along them. The right bank of the river is in Gloucestershire, and the left, on which lies the suburb of Clifton, in Somerset. Joining the two is one of the marvels of England, the suspension bridge. There is nothing elsewhere in the country quite to compare with the view from the centre of the bridge-the crags of the gorge on one hand, and the other slope clothed in trees. The river and the ships upon it are very far below, 245 feet even at high tide. Brunei began building the bridge in 1831, but it was not complete until 1864. The chains used were taken from the old Hungerford Bridge at Charing Cross, London.

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