https://whatpegmansaw.com/2018/01/27/bristol-united-kingdom/This week, Pegman is in Bristol, U.K. This is the Bristol Suspension Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

 

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photo courtesy of feel-planet.com

I am Isambard Kingdom Brunel,  different to other men, I solve insoluble problems, dream up designs never dreamt of before, and make them happen. Like railways across all terrains, great locomotives pulling freight cars at speeds beyond imagining. I have designed dockyards, and trans-Atlantic steamships.

And my favourite bridge in Bristol, across the Gorge. Other men scoffed at me and said ‘ You can’t build a bridge without pillars, across a gorge spanning so wide, it can’t be done !’

Let them laugh at me, let them say I am cruelly mistaken in my dreams.  Plodding Bristol traders with feet of clay. Hah ! Just see my glorious bridge, suspended, soaring through the sky, so elegant, so incredibly long, and marvel. I shall see how soon it is before one of those traders makes use of my bridge.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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