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Modern bridge owners meet at site of ancient river crossing

Rochester Bridge Trust was proud to host the 70th meeting of a group of the United Kingdom’s leading bridge experts. The Bridge Owners’ Forum met in the Trust’s six centuries …

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There’s something missing on Rochester Esplanade

When the Old Bridge was opened in May 1914, the approach to the crossing included some rather large, ornate lamps. The pedestal columns for those lamps can still be seen …

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Bedtime stories for very young engineers

Children have many dreams and aspirations, and now a team of engineers is doing their bit to ensure engineering is among those dreams. Bedtime Stories for Very Young Engineers is …

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Trees planted along diversion route

Twenty-eight trees have been planted around Rochester, acknowledging the carbon generated by a temporary diversion during the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project. The diversion was required when an area of Rochester …

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Notes from the archive: A 1740 inventory

Anyone who has carried out historical research that involves looking at old wills may have come across inventories – documents that list the belongings of the deceased person. They are …

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Preventative maintenance on the Old Bridge

Preventative maintenance has been carried out on the Old Bridge, to tackle the issue of guano. Feral pigeons have started roosting within the bowstring-shaped trusses of the Old Bridge. Pigeon …

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