Rochester Bridge Trust News Archive 2017

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Archivist’s 30 years of service celebrated

A long-standing employee has been recognised for his dedication to the history of one of the country’s oldest charities. Dr James Gibson has been Archivist to the Rochester Bridge Trust …

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Sympathetic lighting for a listed bridge

When people think about ‘old’ gas lanterns, they tend to imagine a warm orange glow, but that’s not necessarily the reality. Instead, the colour of light produced by a gas …

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Free talk to reveal history of bridge works

Find out more about a medieval manuscript and its important role in the history of crossing the River Medway during a free talk on Tuesday, 16th January 2018. The Bridgework List …

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Footway restrictions on Rochester’s Old Bridge

Pedestrians are advised there will be a temporary footway closure on the Old Bridge at Rochester for two days from Monday, 11th December, to enable essential works to take place. …

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New ornate lighting for the Old Bridge

We’ve already mentioned prototype designs for new ornate lighting on our Old Bridge, but why do we need to replace what’s there? There are many reasons, but in brief – …

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Bridge Works exhibition is officially open

One of the country’s oldest charities has officially opened an exhibition telling 2,000 years of history. Bridge Works – Crossing the River Medway tells the 600-year story of the Rochester …

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