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Clifton Suspension Bridge fireworks: Thousands mark 150 years

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Media captionClifton Suspension Bridge first opened to the public on 8 December 1864

Thousands of people have celebrated the 150th anniversary of the opening of Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge.

A fireworks display on Sunday night is part of a two-day celebration of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's structure.

A one-minute silence was held before the display, following the death of Bristol mother Charlotte Bevan and her baby girl earlier this week.

The Grade I-listed bridge, which spans the Avon Gorge, first opened to the public on 8 December 1864.

On Monday, a "modest re-enactment" of the opening celebrations 150 years ago will take place.

Image caption The skies above the Avon Gorge were lit up by fireworks

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