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

Access limitations during Rochester events

Members of the public are advised there will be occasional limited access on and around the Castle area of Rochester Esplanade from Friday, 19th July, until Sunday, 21st July. Starting on the evening of Friday, 19th July, there will be short-term restricted access to an area of Rochester Esplanade while the community Medway Mile event […]

Intermittent lane restrictions on Rochester’s Old Bridge

Motorists are advised there will be temporary single lane closures on the Old Bridge at Rochester overnight on Friday and Saturday nights from Friday, 12th July. The works are part of the Rochester Bridges Refurbishment Project, and are to enable the delivery of materials to support the underdeck works. These will be carried out by […]

Historic fort on the road to restoration

An historic strategic defence position is now two steps closer to becoming fully accessible to the public, thanks to the help of an ancient bridge charity. Slough Fort in Allhallows now has a watertight education area and an improved access road thanks to funding and support from Rochester Bridge Trust and its main contractor on […]

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