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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Modernising the New Bridge – parapet and lighting works

As many travellers will have noticed, there’s a temporary road layout on the New Bridge. The layout of the bridge has been adjusted to remove the footway and cycle lane temporarily, shifting the two traffic lanes closer to the railway bridge. This enables work to be carried out on the upstream side of the New […]

Children encouraged to take an interest in the Living Land

Children from across Kent and Medway have been gaining first-hand experience of the work that goes into putting food on their plate. Almost 3,000 children from 53 schools attended the Living Land festival, a free day of activities and exhibits organised by Kent County Agricultural Society and supported by the Rochester Bridge Trust. The day […]

School activity day inspires tomorrow’s bridge builders

Civil engineers of the future have been inspired to take an interest in science and maths thanks to a day of hands-on learning activities. Pupils at Farnley Tyas First School were visited by Education Officers from the Rochester Bridge Trust, a local landowner, for a day of challenges, games and stories aimed at engaging the […]

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