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The Rochester Bridge Trust is pleased to announce that the recent repair work to the Grade II listed Old Bridge at Rochester has been completed.

Over the past few weeks damage caused by road traffic collisions and vandalism has been repaired. The work included replacing a granite block and carrying out significant repairs to one of the porticos, replacement of guardrail, and stabilisation of part of the stone parapet rail.

At the same time a faulty power cable was replaced, restoring the electricity supply to two lamp columns.

All the work was funded by the Trust from its own reserves, supplemented by sums from insurers with respect to the accident damage.

Mrs S.E.P. Threader CEng BEng MICE
Bridge Clerk (Chief Executive)
Rochester Bridge Trust


1. The Rochester Bridge Trust is a charitable trust that exists to maintain the old and new bridges at Rochester and serve the travelling public. It is the only surviving bridge trust still serving its original purpose, and it has served the people of Kent since 1399. The Trust also supports numerous community and education projects across historic Kent and Medway.

2. The Trust’s assets all derive from endowments of land and money in the 14th and 15th centuries and are carefully managed in order to provide an income to fund bridge maintenance and local charitable grants. The Trust receives no external funding and is regulated by the Charity Commission.

For more information:

The Rochester Bridge Trust
5 Esplanade
Kent ME1 1QE
Tel: 01634 846706
Fax: 01634 840125

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