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Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Location type: Bridge
Location address: United Kingdom, City of Bristol
Number of texts: 2
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The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge, which opened in 1864, spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset, England. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the bridge is a grade I listed building and forms part of the B3129 road.

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Two men were killed during the bridge’s construction; since opening it has gained a reputation as a suicide bridge.It was also used as a backdrop to several films and television programmes.

It has also been the venue for significant cultural events such as the first modern bungee jump in 1979, the last ever Concorde flight in 2003 and a handover of the Olympic Torch relay in 2012.

The bridge was prominently used in many episodes of the BBC medical drama Casualty, when the programme was produced in Bristol, over a period of 25 years. In December 2011 the bridge was featured in the ending scenes of the last ever Bristol-made edition of the programme.
The bridge is seen in various episodes of the Channel 4 series Teachers, which takes place in Bristol.

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