Bridge refurbishment a finalist for national engineering award

Modern engineering achievements by a medieval charity are being recognised in a national awards scheme.

The Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project has been shortlisted as one of the top four engineering projects of 2020, in the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Awards.

The refurbishment was a £12 million, 18-month, scheme paid for by the Rochester Bridge Trust, with work carried out by Sevenoaks-based FM Conway and a team of sub-contractors.

Sue Threader, Bridge Clerk (Chief Executive) of the Trust, said: “The refurbishment was a major programme to bring the bridges into the best possible condition for the future. I am incredibly proud of the way the whole team embraced the project values and ensured the work was completed on time and under budget, despite the challenges of Covid-19.

“This shortlisting is a public acknowledgement by our peers that the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project is one of the best in the country and we are pleased to be in such excellent company.”

The other finalists are the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, Pooley New Bridge, and Preston Western Distributor Road. You can find out more at

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