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.

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2016 Bridge Wardens’ Lectures


“The Romans on the Medway”

6th October, 2016

Rochester Guildhall Museum, 17 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1PY

The Romans had a significant impact on the area in which we live – including building the first bridge at Rochester – and now members of the public can find out more in a free lecture.

From the mid 1st to the mid 3rd century AD, much of the building material used across South East England was sourced from ragstone quarries in the Medway Valley. This involved an enormous industrial enterprise and fully-integrated transport infrastructure, of which the River Medway was a key part.

This free lecture, given by Kentish historian and author Simon Elliott, will explain more about this fascinating time in Medway’s history.

Refreshments from 6.30pm. Lecture starts promptly at 7pm.

To book: contact Sue O’Reilly by emailing or calling 01892 513033.

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