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Pero's Bridge

Pero's Bridge, Bristol BS1 5UH, UK

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About Pero's Bridge

Pero's Bridge is a pedestrian footbridge that spans Bristol's floating harbour, and was named in honour of Pero Jones, an enslaved African who lived in Bristol. The bridge was designed by the Irish artist Eilis O'Connell, in conjunction with Ove Arup & Partners engineers and opened in 1999. The most distinctive features of the bridge are the pair of horn-shaped sculptures which act as counterweights for the lifting section.



Attractions near Pero's Bridge

Arnolfini Arts0.1km from Pero's Bridge

Arnolfini is a center for contemporary arts based on Bristol’s harbourside in the heart of the city.  It presents an ambitious programme of visual arts, performance, dance, film, music, workshops and family events. One of the iconic attraction in this area and it will be a new experience.

Bristol Aquarium0.1km from Pero's Bridge

Bristol Aquarium is the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, teeming with hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from around the world – there are even bananas growing in this urban jungle.  You can explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including rays, seahorses, pufferfish, piranhas, and so many more.

Bristol Ferry Boats0.15km from Pero's Bridge

Bristol Ferry is the best way to get around in Bristol by boat.  It provides a scheduled waterbus service around Bristol’s unique Floating Harbour 364 days of the year come rain or shine and have done for 40 years. Visitors and locals alike can hop on and off their boats at any of their 17 stops.

Millennium Square0.18km from Pero's Bridge

Millennium Square is a location in the center of Bristol, England. It was built as part of the At-Bristol development and has become a popular public area.  It is home to a BBC Big Screen and a large water feature. A bronze statue of Bristol-born actor Cary Grant by sculptor Graham Ibbeson was unveiled by Grant's widow in 2001.

Fire-float Pyronaut0.22km from Pero's Bridge

Pyronaut is a specialized form of fireboat known as a fire-float. It was built in 1934 by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd.  Originally powered by two Petter Atomic diesel engines rates at 55 bhp each. Two Merryweather & Sons three-cylinder reciprocating pumps capable of delivering 500 imperial gallons of water per minute.

Queen Square0.22km from Pero's Bridge

Queen Square is a square of Georgian houses in the city of Bath, England. Queen Square is the first element in "the most important architectural sequence in Bath", which includes the Circus and the Royal Crescent. All of the buildings which make up the square are Grade I listed. One of the iconic attraction which attracts a lot of tourists here.

Where is Pero's Bridge

Discover more attractions in Bristol City, where Pero's Bridge is located

Bristol City80 attractions

The city of Bristol, set inland on the Avon River and with access to the Bristol Channel, has an illustrious history as one of England's oldest ports. Among Bristol's many tourist attractions are 30 art galleries and a number of parks. For families, there's Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center that is especially designed to engage young minds.