The Rochester Bridge Trust is about to embark on a major programme of investment in its assets in Rochester and has a vision to create an attractive Bridge Heritage Quarter. This will enhance the High Streets, complement and link the major riverside developments on both sides of the river, and encourage visitors to explore the history of the bridges and their role in the foundation and prosperity of Rochester.
Delivering this vision will begin with the once in a generation refurbishment of all three of the Trust’s bridges, as well as the parts of Rochester and Strood Esplanades in its ownership. This contract is planned to start in 2019. As always, the project will be delivered at no cost to the public purse and with the highest attention to safety, quality and minimising travel disruption.
The Trust will also be carrying out internal renovation and improvements to the Bridge Chamber and Bridge Chapel. This will provide opportunities to open up more public access to the buildings, the archives and other collections. The project architect would be interested to receive any comments on these proposals by email.