The right-hand section of the bridge, which has swung open to let the ship pass, can be seen end-on, with the tunnel-like railway deck below and the road deck above, passing beneath the control tower.
At the left-hand side of the picture is the A Bond tobacco warehouse. Partly hidden behind the trees at the right hand side is Clift House, at one time a diphtheria hospital; this was demolished in 1934. The C Bond warehouse (1919) has yet to appear behind Clift House.
The road level was removed in 1965 leaving just the railway after Brunel Way over the Plimsoll and Avon Bridges was opened.