If you are from Bristol, you are likely to know bits about Brunel. His name is synonymous with the city. But even I was surprised to discover a week ago that Brunel was just 23 years of age when he submitted his design for the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
It’s at the bridge’s Visitor Centre that you can find out more information about the world famous landmark. There’s interesting information broken up in to easily readable chunks. For youngsters, there’s the chance to design a bridge on paper and even a model to build.
We even found an unexpected 50s photograph of great grandad casually working on the main cables of the bridge without the slightest hint of safety equipment.
This delightful centre is on the Ashton Court side of the bridge and open daily.
For more information, visit: www.cliftonbridge.org.uk