Welcome from the Senior Warden

Russell Cooper
Russell Cooper
Senior Warden

Welcome to the website of The Rochester Bridge Trust. Since Roman times a bridge has crossed the River Medway at Rochester, and since medieval times the Wardens and Assistants of Rochester Bridge have maintained this strategic river crossing. Today the Trust owns and maintains the two road bridges and the service bridge at Rochester, crossings as important for today’s traffic and modern life as at any time in our history. This service is provided free of charge to the public.

 
Over the centuries the Trust has also contributed toward the cost of many other road crossings of the River Medway. In addition to its core purposes, the Trust provides award-winning civil engineering education services and makes grants for engineering education, research, restoration of historic buildings and projects related to the river. Scholarships are awarded to support the study of engineering and agriculture.

I hope you will enjoy our website and learn more about the history and current work of The Rochester Bridge Trust. My first named predecessor as Bridge Warden in 1383, Robert Rowe, could never have envisaged the technology enabling your research today.