Iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge Will Soon Stop Accepting Cash Toll Payments

BBC News reports, this summer, the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, southwest England, a 19th century civil engineering landmark, will go cashless. “Drivers . . . will still be charged £1 [1.24 USD] to cross but will no longer be able to pay machines using cash. Instead they have been asked to use debit or credit cards, bridge cards or Samsung, Google or Apple Pay.” An official of the bridge’s operating trust says card payment has gained popularity since the beginning of the pandemic, adding “The change to card only will also make our processes more efficient by removing cash and reducing the amount of downtime for maintenance of what is now outdated machinery.”