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Photo of the Day ~ General Category ~ August 14, 2011

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by stephen groome (conham50) 
Nikon D7000
United Kingdom

Photographer Notes:
The Bridge is also known as a suicide bridge. Between 1974 and 1993, 127 people fell to their deaths from the bridge. Now fences are really high, there are cameras everywhere and in order to fit into the age of mobile phones old SOS phone lines are replaced by plaques displaying the number of Samaritan's care that is waiting for your call day and night. So, if you have suicidal tendencies you better find some other high point in Bristol ;)

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Linn Smith commented on August 14, 2011 10:26:
Thanks for the write up with the background material regarding this area in Bristol! Good that the number of deaths has been stopped in this area and that there is now help for those who need it! Congratulations on your win today!
Jeannie Hannon commented on August 14, 2011 13:30:
Nice find. Thanks for including the info on the shot. Congrats on your POTD!
stephen groome commented on August 14, 2011 14:16:
Thanks Linn&jeannie And thanks to PV for the POTD The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world

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