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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Keith Rodgerson
- Explore score
- 0.39 Gigapixels
- Date added
- May 25, 2010
- Date taken
- May 25, 2010
Clifton Bridge spans the river Avon and connects the City of Bristol to Leigh Woods in Somerset. It was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and completed after his death in 1864. He won a competition to design a bridge here, but because the powers that be didn't believe that such a span could be built, he had to build a brick abutment on the Leigh Woods side to reduce the span. The chains used were second hand having been used on the original Hungerford bridge over the Thames in London.
Exposure 1/4 sec at f 5.6 with one shot every 4 seconds. Very noisy due to 800iso but sadly camera doesn't have a slower speed.
Taken with Canon SX1 96 shots 12 x 8
See: share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27492 for a distant view from Dundry hill.
See also : It is the location of the first ever bungee jump in the world by the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club on 1st April 1979 www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8DLooHqJMc
See another view of the bridge from Dundry share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=26462 and www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=24574 and www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27492 and balloons over the bridge at www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=30205. Balloons over the bridge at www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=30355