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Clifton Suspension Bridge - Bristol, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 51° 27.302 W 002° 37.671
30U E 525857 N 5700493
Quick Description: Location of the first modern day bungee jump located in Bristol, England.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/28/2010 1:10:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM9TG4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GSVNoFixedAbode
Views: 8

Long Description:
On April 1, 1979 the first modern bungee jump was done from the 250-foot Clifton Suspension Bridge. The jumps were performed by David Kirke, Chris Baker, Simon Keeling, Tim Hunt and Alan Weston of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club. After the jumps they were promptly arrested however did go on to jump in other locations including Golden Gate and Royal Gorge bridges in the US.

The bridge now has high barriers along the pedestrian walkways to prevent people from jumping from the bridge.
Historic or Commercial: Historic

Jump Structure: Bridge

Location:
Spanning Avon River Bristol, England


Date First Jumped: 4/1/1979

Height of Jump: 76.00

Website: [Web Link]

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