World Heritage for Suspension Bridge?

3 04 2013

The City of Bath is one. So is the Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape, Stonehenge, the Tower of London, and Durham Cathedral and Castle. They are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in England and now the Clifton Suspension Bridge is bidding to join them on the list.

“We are one of the finest, historic cities in the country and World Heritage status really puts out a strong signal,” George Ferguson told BBC Bristol.

Bristol’s mayor has set up a council steering group with a view to making a bid for World Heritage status, which UNESCO describe as “encouraging the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity”.

Ferguson added: “It’s another step in the journey to make people realise that Bristol is not just an industrial port. I know that it is one of the most iconic views and is one of the most painted views of any city in this country.”

Clifton Suspension Bridge


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