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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Modern bridge owners meet at site of ancient river crossing

Rochester Bridge Trust was proud to host the 70th meeting of a group of the United Kingdom’s leading bridge experts. The Bridge Owners’ Forum met in the Trust’s six centuries …

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There’s something missing on Rochester Esplanade

When the Old Bridge was opened in May 1914, the approach to the crossing included some rather large, ornate lamps. The pedestal columns for those lamps can still be seen …

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Bedtime stories for very young engineers

Children have many dreams and aspirations, and now a team of engineers is doing their bit to ensure engineering is among those dreams. Bedtime Stories for Very Young Engineers is …

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