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A2 Lane Closure on Rochester Old Bridge

The old Rochester Bridge, which carries traffic westbound from Rochester to Strood, will be affected by essential repair work being undertaken by Southern Gas Networks on Tuesday, April 23.

The outside lane of the bridge, near Esplanade, will be closed from 9.30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for repairs to a gas main.

Hyder Consulting, Bridge Engineer for The Rochester Bridge Trust, is working with Southern Gas Networks to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.


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.

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