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.

The Rochester Bridge Trust is looking for a team of enthusiastic and energetic people to help celebrate civil engineering with children and adults, to support its free summer activities in Rochester Cathedral.

To find out more, please download the job specification here.


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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Notes from the archive: A 1740 inventory

Anyone who has carried out historical research that involves looking at old wills may have come across inventories – documents that list the belongings of the deceased person. They are …

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Preventative maintenance on the Old Bridge

Preventative maintenance has been carried out on the Old Bridge, to tackle the issue of guano. Feral pigeons have started roosting within the bowstring-shaped trusses of the Old Bridge. Pigeon …

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Overnight lane restrictions on Rochester’s bridges

Road users are advised there will be temporary single lane restrictions on the bridges at Rochester overnight from Monday, 11th April, until Friday, 22nd May, to enable essential works to …

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