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Olympic Torch on Suspension bridge


Special effects to celebrate the Olympic Torch 2012 crossing the Clifton Suspension Bridge

To celebrate the Olympic Torch 2012 crossing Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge on its 70 day tour of the UK. Tony Miles of Smiley Miley Events in  conjunction with the Bristol City Council and Skyburst the Firework Co have organised and staged a special effects event on the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

For over two months behind closed doors, Tony Miles with Bristol City Council, Alan Cristie of SkyBurst the Firework Co, and with the assistance of Avon and Somerset Police and Clifton Suspension Bridge Master, have been working to stage this unique display to put Bristol on the Olympic world map.

A massive thank you is due to the sponsors Nuffield Health, Vinci Construction UK Ltd, Burston Cook, Knight Frank, Nicholas Wylde and Clifton Village Traders Association. Without their sponsorship this unique celebration would not have happened.The expertise of Skyburst the Firework Co, based here in Bristol, have had all the special effects materials and equipment custom made.  Without their tremendous kind support too, this event could never have happened. Skyburst team have worked tirelessly overnight to achieve this fantastic display.

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