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Floating Harbour, Bristol

Floating Harbour, Bristol

The Floating Harbour, Bristol at night. Bristol lies on the River Avon which is heavily tidal at this point. In order to maintain Bristol's competitve edge as a major British sea port the Floating Dock was built. The Avon was diverted and a system of locks constructed which enable the visiting ships to float, and thus be loaded/unloaded whatever the level of the tide. Unfortunately for Bristol by the time the docks were finished most of the important trade had moved to Liverpool.

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