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Clifton Suspension Bridge goes green at midnight

Brunel's famous bridge will be lit up in green as the city takes on the role of European Green Capital Credit: PA

The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol is to be lit up in green at the stroke of midnight tonight.

Floodlights will bathe Brunel's famous structure with a green glow to herald a series of events and improvements marking the city's role as European Green Capital 2015. The title acknowledges Bristol's efforts to become more environmentally-friendly.

A spectacular firework display was held on Clifton Suspension Bridge on 7 December to celebrate its 150th birthday Credit: PA

Meanwhile a Bristol artist has unveiled his plans to commemorate the icon's 150th birthday.

There was a spectacular firework display over the bridge earlier this month to celebrate the anniversary but Luke Jerram has the vision of turning the towers gold.

The artist, whose Park and Slide event put Bristol on the map earlier this year, has already contacted the Bridge committee about the idea, which he feels pays tribute to Brunel's original Egyptian design.