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 Clerk given Freedom of the City of London

The Bridge Clerk of the Rochester Bridge Trust has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London. Sue Threader, who is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, …

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The changing fortunes of Rochester’s Bridge Chapel

Having stood on the bank of the River Medway for more than 600 years, the Bridge Chapel has witnessed its fair share of history, it also has its own stories …

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Protecting the Bridge Chamber

The Victorian Bridge Chamber, with its striking frontage and beautiful internal features, is a Grade II-listed building in the heart of historic Rochester. It’s the traditional administrative heart of the …

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