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 A2 bridges and the service bridge at Rochester, crossings as important for today’s traffic and modern life as at any time in our history.

Our Education Website

The Trust is committed to Supporting Engineering Education and encouraging young people to learn more about civil engineering and bridge building. Visit our educational website for more information.


The Rochester Bridge Trust has built and maintained numerous Medway crossings since medieval times. In the late fourteenth century the old Roman bridge was destroyed by winter storms.

Rochester Bridge Trust News

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River Medway artist identified

The identity of an artist who painted barges on the River Medway has been discovered, thanks to the help of followers on Facebook. In June, the Rochester Bridge Trust asked followers of its Facebook page if they could help identify the artist C Tait, whose name appears on a recent acquisition. The post was shared […]

Celebrating museums and heritage

The Rochester Bridge Trust has spent more than six centuries maintaining and restoring historic structures and is pleased to sponsor the Restoration or Conservation category of the Museums + Heritage Awards 2018. Bridge Clerk Sue Threader said: “Founded in 1399, the Trust has a long history of working with historic structures, including its own listed […]

Lifetime contribution award for half a century of service

A civil engineer who has been involved in almost every significant highways scheme in Kent during the last 50 years has been presented with an award. John Farmer, a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Major Projects Manager at Kent County Council, was presented with a lifetime contribution to engineering award […]

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