Welcome to the website of The Rochester Bridge Trust.

Since Roman times a bridge has crossed the River Medway at Rochester, and since medieval times the Wardens and Assistants of Rochester Bridge have maintained this strategic river crossing.


Today the Trust owns and maintains the two A2 bridges and the service bridge at Rochester, crossings as important for today’s traffic and modern life as at any time in our history.

Our Education Website

The Trust is committed to Supporting Engineering Education and encouraging young people to learn more about civil engineering and bridge building. Visit our educational website for more information.


The Rochester Bridge Trust has built and maintained numerous Medway crossings since medieval times. In the late fourteenth century the old Roman bridge was destroyed by winter storms.

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Bridge refurbishment a finalist for national engineering award

Modern engineering achievements by a medieval charity are being recognised in a national awards scheme. The Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project has been shortlisted as one of the top four engineering …

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Taking time to find the perfect match

Behind the scenes work to any building is inevitable at some point, a leaky pipe needs fixing, or wiring replacing, or any number of other tasks issues can come up …

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Keeping warm before central heating

Wander around the inside of many older buildings – including private homes – and a common feature is a fireplace. The same can be found in the Bridge Chamber. Before …

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