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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Single lane closures on Rochester’s Old Bridge

Motorists are advised there are to be overnight single lane closures on Rochester’s Old Bridge. The works are part of the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project, and will be carried out by FM Conway, on behalf of the Rochester Bridge Trust. They include trial investigations and information gathering to ensure the contractor is as informed as […]

Property professional to manage Trust’s estate

One of the country’s oldest charities has expanded to take on a new Chief Estates Officer to manage its property portfolio. Tim Cathcart joins the Rochester Bridge Trust’s senior management team, having previously acted as a professional advisor to the charity. Sue Threader, Bridge Clerk (Chief Executive) to the Trust, welcomed the new recruit: “The […]

Keeping a lid on noise

Everyone involved in the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project is committed to showing consideration to the community, and one of the ways we are doing this is by taking measures to… read more →

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