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Proposed Plan of a Bridge across the Avon from St. Vincent Rock to Leigh Woods.

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Title: Proposed Plan of a Bridge across the Avon from St. Vincent Rock to Leigh Woods.
County: Gloucestershire
Location: Bristol
City: City of Bristol
Bridges: Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol: Clifton Suspension Bridge
Original Art : Bristol
Medium: Watercolour
Artist: Burge W
Dimensions: 195 x 318 mm
Colour: Sepia

This is William Burge's design for a bridge over the Avon gorge from Clifton. Burge published a lithograph of this image, drawn on stone by William Gauci, in 1830. I've used the title of the lithograph as the title for this watercolour. The design was entered in the 1831 competition to find a design for an "iron suspension bridge". However, as it was a design for a stone bridge, it wasn't a serious contender!

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Antique Watercolour - "Proposed Plan of a Bridge across the Avon from St. Vincent Rock to Leigh Woods." after W Burge.