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Blog by getinvolved | Friday, October 19, 2018 - 13:40

We had the pleasure of having Tom Hughes Painting on the Bridge Exhibition up from the 29th September - 7th October. The exhibition focused on Hughes' favourite views of the Gorge, where the light, weather and changing seasons genertate a never-ending supply of images that deserve capturing in oil paint. 

We had over 1300 visitors come and view the exhibition over the week and had 118 competition entries to win the painting 'Gorge Sunbeam, November'. Tom randomly selected a winner and it was Jo Bennet. She was very happy with her prize!

Blog by getinvolved | Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 15:57

We have a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers who help us run the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre. They also guide tours, meet the public on the bridge and support our schools programme. Our volunteers are an integral part of the Visitor Centre and without their commitment we would not able to pass on the story of the bridge to the thousands of people who visit us each year! We would like to send a huge thank you to all of our past and present volunteers.

Blog by visitinfo | Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 18:37

Recognised as the UK's most dynamic, innovative and coolest city, Bristol is one of the world's top 10 cities to visit. And while it may be the tech and creative industries propelling Bristol forward, the appeal of classic landmarks like the Clifton Suspension Bridge has only increased over the years.

Blog by visitinfo | Friday, September 29, 2017 - 14:25

Hello everybody! My name is Tim and I’m from Germany. I’m currently 16 years old and I’m doing a Work Experience here at the Clifton Suspension Bridge for just a week. This work experience was organised by my school in Bremen. Bremen is about the same size as Bristol in North-West Germany and has the same temperature and weather as Bristol. You can go to Bremen’s City Centre for a lot of sightseeing and shopping. Also nearby is the River Weser area, which is also nice for shopping or visiting bars.

Blog by getinvolved | Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 17:21

Well, now it’s time for me to leave and go back to France... So first of all I would like to thank all the team of the Clifton Suspension Bridge for having me here and to have been so kind with me.

Thank you!

I’ve spent three wonderful months at the Visitor Centre and really enjoyed it! During this time I have improved my English, seen and learnt a lot of things!

Blog by getinvolved | Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 17:07
Hello everyone!
 
I’m Johanna, I’m 24 and I’m French. I’m an intern for a work placement at the Clifton Suspension Bridge for three months. 
 
I come from a city called Nantes, in the north west of France, near French Brittany. Nantes is quite similar to Bristol: approximately the same weather and the same size. In Nantes, you can eat crepes and visit the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany and the beautiful Cathedral we have. It’s a nice city to visit, there are lots of events and things to do all the year.
 
Blog by visitinfo | Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 15:42

Before I begin writing I would like to take a minute to dedicate this post to the Bridge maintenance teams of past, present and future, whose work may go unnoticed by many, but is important to all.

Beside me sits a book over 100 years old, a log that begins in 1910 and has a month by month record of all work undertaken by the maintenance team up until 1960. I was tasked with going through the entries in an attempt to discover how snow and ice were originally removed from the bridge, a mystery that had eluded us, and I am sorry to say still does.

Blog by visitinfo | Friday, September 30, 2016 - 13:42

After ten years as Bridgemaster at Clifton Suspension Bridge, David Anderson retires from the post on September 30th. His safety boots and hard hat will be filled by Chartered Civil Engineer and former Regional Director at the Institution of Civil Engineers, Trish Johnson. With several years’ experience as Head of Maintenance at the Severn Bridge, Trish is no stranger to iconic structures. We asked her what excites her most about this new role.

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