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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An introduction to archives

We often make reference to our 600-year-old-plus archive, but how many people know what makes an archive? As our archive and reading room are among the things benefitting from the …

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Bridge Clerk named on engineering top 50 list

The Chief Executive of a medieval charity has been listed as one of the 2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering. The list, which was announced by the Women’s Engineering Society …

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Double shortlisting for bridge refurbishment

A medieval charity is celebrating being named on two awards shortlists in one day for its recent bridge refurbishment. The Rochester Bridge Trust is a finalist in the Client of …

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