Notable places in Clifton include Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Cathedral, Clifton College, The Clifton Club, Bristol Zoo, Goldney Hall and Clifton Down The Avon rises just north of the village of Acton Turville in South Gloucestershire, before flowing through Wiltshire. The River Avon / ˈ eɪ v ən / is an English river in the south west of the country. In 1754, merchant William Vick left £1000 (about £135,000 today) with instructions that the money should be invested to build a bridge across the Avon Gorge. The Clifton Rocks Railway was an underground funicular railway in Bristol, England, linking Clifton at the top to Hotwells and Bristol Harbour at the bottom of the Avon Gorge in a tunnel cut through the limestone cliffs.. To distinguish it from a number of other rivers of the same name, this river is often also known as the Bristol Avon.The name ‘Avon’ is a cognate of the Welsh word afon, ‘river’.. A competition was launched to find a design in 1829. Seventy-seven years later, it had earned enough interest to pay for one. The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge stood from 1855 to 1897 across the Niagara River and was the world's first working railway suspension bridge.It spanned 825 feet (251 m) and stood 2.5 miles (4.0 km) downstream of Niagara Falls, where it connected Niagara Falls, Ontario to Niagara Falls, New York.Trains used the upper of its two decks, while pedestrians and carriages used the lower. Clifton is both a suburb of Bristol, England, and the name of one of the city's thirty-five council wards.The Clifton ward also includes the areas of Cliftonwood and Hotwells.Other parts of the suburb lie within the ward of Clifton East..
The upper station is close to Brunel's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge and is located adjacent to the former Grand Spa Hotel (now the Avon Gorge Hotel). El puente colgante de Clifton, construido en 1864, cruza el desfiladero de Avon y el río Avon, uniendo el barrio de Clifton en Bristol con Leigh Woods en North Somerset, Inglaterra.Fue diseñado por Isambard Kingdom Brunel.Es un puente colgante, que está reconocido en el grado I de la lista de monumentos clasificados del Reino Unido y forma parte de la carretera B3129. Clifton Bridge is a road bridge spanning the River Trent and carrying the A52 road to the west of the city of Nottingham, in the county of Nottinghamshire, England..