Anonymous (England)
"Clifton Suspension Bridge being built", England
Albumen print, early 1860s
With the title written in a period hand, in pencil, mount recto. NOTE: The Clifton Suspension Bridge, with a span of 702 feet, covers the 250 foot deep Avon Gorge in North Somerset, England. It was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (his first commission, awarded when Brunel was only 24), and begun in 1831. However, the project, plagued by political and financial difficulties, was temporarily abandoned in 1843. Work was finally completed in 1864, but the bridge was never seen by Brunel. He died in 1859.
Size:3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (9 x 6 cm.)
No. 21.185
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