Engineering and the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Last Thursday we released an online resource pack to our Future Quest year 9 students containing lots of information about engineering – different types of engineering, why become an engineer and how to get into engineering – and the Clifton Suspension, including a Q+A session with the Bridgemaster Trish Johnson! If you missed these resources you can find them here.


The team at the Clifton Suspension Bridge know how wonderful our students are and challenged them to complete two tasks: firstly, a tricky sheet on identifying different types of bridges, and secondly, becoming the next Brunel and designing something new for their city!


The answers to the worksheet identifying different types of bridges can be found here. We would also love to see more of your designs for this city – if you completed this challenge and haven’t already submitted your design please send it to us at!