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.
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
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.
Blog by getinvolved | Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:33
So here we are, today is my last day here at the Clifton Suspension Bridge and in Bristol too, because I will leave from Bristol Airport tomorrow at 6 am, so I wouldn’t consider it as a day.
However, I don’t really know what to say, this experience of 5 weeks here at the Bridge (plus 1 week of English course) went really fast, probably because I enjoyed staying here in the city and working at this place, I didn’t mind being 1500 km away from home because it was really good here.
Blog by getinvolved | Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 14:21
Today I took the Bristol In-sight sightseeing bus from Clifton Village, it is a double decker bus and the top doesn’t have a roof, so you can view whatever you want and stand up if necessary. The seats are really comfortable. The driver was really kind and told me everything about riding the bus safely and the speaker did that too, introducing himself every time a new passenger hopped-on. The bus does a really long route in and around Bristol, it starts at a special bus stop in Millenium Square and then does a loop around the city.
Blog by getinvolved | Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 13:51
On the 26th of July I went into the vaults of the North Somerset abutment (under the tower!).
Does everyone know why there are two abutments? And why one is much bigger than the other one?
Blog by visitinfo | Monday, July 18, 2016 - 13:47
Wednesday the 13th July I went to MShed, a really cool museum near the city centre, I took advantage of the day to visit other attractions too so I went to Arnolfini, an art gallery and to The Architecture Centre.
Blog by getinvolved | Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 16:59
Hello, my name is Alessandro Castaneda and I am 17.
In Switzerland I am a business student and my dream is to be an english teacher.
I am here because I won a scholarship and for a total of 5 weeks I will stay in Bristol and work in the Visitor Centre of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
While I am here I want to improve my English and improve as a person, living 1400 km away from home and not having anything familiar around me. I also will use this experience to enrich my curriculum and extend my work skills.
Blog by getinvolved | Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 15:24
Bridging Bristol Youth Project