SS Great Britain, 19 Jul 1843 Launched in Bristol in the steamship was the first iron-hulled trans-atlantic liner. Abandoned in the Falkland Islands, she was rescued in 1970 and returned to dry dock in Bristol, where she has been restored.
Paddington station, circa The mainline station, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was built with private funds and owned by the Great Western Railway. It included a hotel, the Great Western Royal (now the Hilton London Paddington).
The opening on this day December, 1864 of Clifton Suspension Bridge over the River Avon at Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel when he was just There have been over 500 suicides since the bridge opened.