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Mr Monkey in Bristol, March 13th

"I'm not sure they should have statues like that"

Mr Monkey with a giant beetle statue Mr Monkey next to a bascule bridge

Mr Monkey set out explore Bristol. He was a bit alarmed by the giant rhino beetle, until he realised it was a statue that had been left outside Bristol's artificial rainforest. He studied an interesting bascule bridge. It's called Pero's Bridge, and the big horns are the counterweights to raise the middle section of the bridge to allow boats up St Augustine's Reach. Pero was a slave from Nevis who died in Bristol in 1798, and the bridge is named after him because Bristol is sorry about making lots of money out of the slave trade.

You can read about Pero's Bridge at the University of Central Lancashire website.

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