The Bridge is a special part of Bristol’s heritage which needs constant expert management in order to keep running. It is owned by the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, an independent, not-for-profit charity which was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1952. The Trust's only source of revenue is the toll. It receives no funding from any other source, such as grants from central or local government, or from the national lottery.
The Trust is governed by twelve voluntary Trustees: ten are Resident Trustees who live or work locally and two are appointed by Bristol City Council and North Somerset Council as Representative Trustees. Our Trustees come from a range of backgrounds from engineering to business and are chosen for their expert knowledge and specialised skills. They meet every three months in addition to sitting on various working sub-committees. To find out more about our current Trustees, please click on the link below.
The day-to-day management of the Bridge is overseen by our Bridge Master who is a Chartered Civil Engineer.