With no local or central government funding, the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust ensures that all toll crossing money is used for the upkeep of the bridge, a historic structure that needs constant expert management and maintenance in order to keep running.
Twelve voluntary Trustees are accountable for Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust. Day-to-day management of the bridge is overseen by Bridge Master Trish Johnson, a Chartered Civil Engineer responsible for maintenance and preservation of the bridge. Our small team of staff and volunteers includes Bridge Attendants, who keep the bridge operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; the Visitor Services team who look after historical records and artefacts and promote knowledge, awareness and understanding of the Clifton Suspension Bridge; and our Admin team, who keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes.
The Visitor Centre is funded by your donations. The Visitor Centre Volunteers provide a warm welcome to visitors, locals and schools, whether crossing the bridge or keen to learn more about its history. Their role is to educate and inspire, using the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Isambard Kingdom Brunel as an engaging way to learning more about history and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEAM).
Registered Charity Number: 205658
By order of the Bridge Master:
Jobs & Volunteering
Since 1st January 1953 the Clifton Suspension Bridge has been managed and maintained by the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust (CSBT), a not-for-profit charity. The Trust does not receive any local or national government funding but must raise monies to preserve the bridge in perpetuity to the highest possible standards. An Act of Parliament ensures that toll money collected from bridge crossings is used specifically to achieve this aim.
Keeping the Grade 1 Listed Clifton Suspension Bridge in top condition is a year-round task.
There’s so much more to discover about the history of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. By making a donation, you could help fund new exhibits and displays in our Visitor Centre and keep it free to all visitors.
Privacy and Cookies Policy
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust (CSBT) is committed to respecting your privacy.
Events & Hire
The Trustees and Bridge Master consider requests for events on the bridge on an individual basis, depending on their impact to bridge users and the ongoing maintenance of the bridge.
Photography and Drones
The Trustees and Bridge Master would consider requests for filming and events on the bridge on an individual basis, depending on their impact to bridge users and the ongoing maintenance of the bridge.