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Saturday 19 July – Tuesday 9 December
December 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Bristol’s world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge – one of Brunel’s greatest engineering achievements. Inspired by this anniversary, Bridge150 presents 150 days of exciting activities to inspire, inform and involve everyone in the art and science of engineering. Structural engineers are working with the Architecture Centre team to co-curate the Festival, sharing their creativity and expertise to inspire the Brunels of tomorrow.
A major exhibition at the Architecture Centre in October and November will reveal the stories behind some of today’s most innovative bridges and links these with Brunel’s vision and achievements. Family activities, walks, talks and a Festival blog will be complemented by schools activities and resources.
As Bristol prepares for European Green Capital 2015, the Festival will also encourage debate about the contribution engineering can make to creating a more sustainable future.
Check our events pages to find out about the upcoming Bridging Disciplines lecture, Who Owns Bridge Design? Engineers Vs Architects debate and Bristol Bridges series of Urban Wanderings: The Floating Harbour, The Avon New Cut and Brunel's Bristol.
Bridge150 is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Fund with additional support from the Institution of Structural Engineers Educational Trust.
Are you a practising engineer or postgraduate engineering student? Would you like to share your passion for the art and science of structural engineering? We have a range of volunteering opportunities to support the Bridge 150! Festival. For more information please download the information sheet (PDF) and application form on this page.
Take a look at our blog at bridge150.blogspot.com