Trish Johnson

Bridge Master

Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust

Trish Johnson is a chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Five years ago, she took up the enviable role of Bridge Master on the Clifton Suspension Bridge. This high-profile position covers the major projects and maintenance of the bridge, the managing of the business including the visitor centre and the engagement with the public and Trustees. She is a keen advocate of engineering and sits on the University of the West of England Advisory Board for Civil Engineering, is an ICE mentor and an ICE CPD Panel Member.

Speaker Sessions

Stream B - Wednesday 9 March 2022

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Trish Johnson (CSBT Bridge Master) and Sam Wood (COWI Project Manager) will present some of the planned and reactive maintenance and investigations undertaken in recent years to maintain Brunel’s Grade I listed suspension bridge in perpetuity. Projects include refurbishment of the hangers following fatigue issues, investigation and maintenance of the abutment rock slopes and the planned painting and relighting of the bridge.



: 12:20-12:45
Richard Fish (CHAIR) Sam Wood

The highlight of the bridge engineering year.

Sue Threader, Chief Executive, Rochester Bridge Trust

A great day meeting lots of like-minded people, exploring new innovations and products from exhibitors and listening to some inspiring speakers.

Kevin Dentith, Chief Bridge Engineer, Devon County Council

Excellent networking and knowledge sharing opportunity, everyone who works in bridges should be there!

Liz Kirkham, Network & Strategic Asset Manager, Gloucestershire County Council

Very good conference and excellent networking opportunities.

Paul Tucker, Senior Bridge Engineer & Team Leader, Somerset County Council

Once again a great opportunity to see and hear from market leaders in bridges innovation.

Adrian Worthington, Technical & Design Officer, Wigan Council

The event is always informative, inspiring and relevant - a really good blend of asset owners, researchers, designers and contractors. A must for all bridge engineering professionals!

Phil Raven, Head of Technical Design, Milestone Infrastructure (Oxfordshire Highways)

The event is an opportunity to meet the some main suppliers and service providers in the UK industry
and to gain an understanding of the status quo and the trends in the bridge through the problems faced and solutions found.

Philip Corbett, Concessionaire for the Rion-Antirion Bridge - Greece, GEFYRA SA