The Rochester Bridge Trust is celebrating a double win in an international awards scheme.
The Bridgehunter Awards celebrate interesting bridges all around the world, and Rochester Bridge has been named as the Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge following its recent refurbishment. This multi-million pound scheme saw the structures brought into the best possible condition, on time and under budget, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Also victorious is Bridge Programme Manager Kate Castle, who won the Lifetime Achievement category. Part of the team managing the refurbishment, Kate was one of the public faces of the project, recording a series of virtual tours to help bring the engineering to the community when the pandemic meant in-person visits would not be possible.
Bridge Clerk (Chief Executive) Sue Threader, who led the refurbishment, said: “This refurbishment was a significant project for us and we are very pleased to see Rochester Bridge recognised in these awards. Kate was an integral part of the team and we are all very pleased to see her efforts appreciated. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for us.”
The Bridgehunter Awards are organised as part of The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, a website dedicated to profiling bridges that tourists should visit all around the world. See the full list of winners here.