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Lane Closures on Rochester Bridge

Overnight on Thursday, 30th July, there will be single lane closures on both the Old Bridge and the New Bridge at Rochester to enable the annual cleaning of the expansion joints of both bridges, as well as cleaning of the kerb drainage on the New Bridge (Rochester-bound).

To minimise disruption, just one lane from each bridge will be closed at any one time. The works will begin after 7.30 p.m. and will be completed before peak time at 7.30 a.m. the following morning.


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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