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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Contractor profile – Coleman & James

At the Rochester Bridge Trust it is important to us to employ skilled craftspeople who will ensure work is carried out to the highest possible standard. For this reason, the …

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Unearthing Bridge Chapel’s historic ‘mod cons’

Discoveries in historic buildings don’t always look ancient or remarkable, but that in no way diminishes their potential to fascinate. This photograph shows something we already knew existed in the …

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Bridge Chapel discovery is a doorway to the past

Anyone with any experience in heritage and conservation will tell you that one of the most exciting things about doing work in an historic building is uncovering the past. We …

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