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.

For Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project queries, please contact:
Helen McConnell, Public Liaison Officer, FM Conway on 07917 518529 or email helen.mcconnell@fmconway.co.uk



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.

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Why there’s a big hole in Rochester Esplanade

We appreciate your patience while the end of Rochester Esplanade is closed to road users. The closure of the junction with Corporation Street is required to allow the Old Bridge… read more →

Free parking in Strood

Parking charges are to be temporarily suspended at the three Medway Council-owned car parks in Strood, courtesy of the Rochester Bridge Trust. Fees at Commercial Road Car Park, Grove Road Car Park and Temple Street Car Park will be covered by the Trust from 6pm on Friday, 31st July, until close on Sunday, 2nd August […]

Rochester’s New Bridge to temporarily close

The New Bridge at Rochester is to close for one weekend to enable the complete resurfacing of the roadway. The closure will begin on the evening of Friday, 31st July, running until Monday morning, 3rd August. Bridge Clerk Sue Threader explained: “This will be the first time the Trust has closed the bridge in the […]

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