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Lane Restrictions on Rochester Old Bridge

Essential repairs to the Strood-bound Old Bridge over the Medway are due to begin on Monday (January 12). The work includes concrete and metalwork repairs to the service area located at the Rochester end of the bridge. It is expected the works will be completed within two weeks.

Traffic management will be required, with the possibility of lane restrictions in place on the Old Bridge during this period. However, any restrictions will only be implemented during off-peak hours in order to minimise disruption to road-users.


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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