Ferris Wheel, Bristol, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 51° 27.448 W 002° 35.424
30U E 528457 N 5700778
Quick Description: A ferris wheel located downtown Bristol
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/28/2012 3:43:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMEAKX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 9

Long Description:
I found this ferris wheel while visiting Bristol, and after some research it became clear that this is actually a new feature for the city: it was opened in February 2012, two months before my visit.

At 60m (197ft) tall it is the height of 15 double-decker buses and dwarfs Cabot Tower, which is just 32m (105ft), and should give spectacular panoramic views across the city.

It now stands at the heart of Broadmead in The Podium, the open space in the centre.

Street furniture was removed to make way for the 365-tonne wheel, which is now fenced off.

The wheel has 40 gondolas which can carry up to six people at a time, with one "VIP" gondola and one with disabled access. During the 12-minute ride there will be commentary on Bristol's history and the geography of the parts of the city that are visible from the attraction.

The wheel is run by Nottingham-based business Mellors Group, which was granted temporary planning permission for it by Bristol City Council last month.

The company carried out work to ensure that the ground beneath The Podium was suitable to hold the wheel, taking ultrasound readings to make sure its weight is distributed properly.

Rides cost £6 for adults, £5 for concessions and £4 for children over three years old and shorter than 1.4m tall. Children under three go free.
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