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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Introducing the works on the Old Bridge

The Old Bridge is the jewel in the crown of the Rochester Bridge Trust’s three river crossings. Opened in 1914, the structure’s three steel bowstring trusses are recognisable as a… read more →

New life for hard hats

A lot of people are involved in the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project, which means a significant amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed. Much of this can be used… read more →

Legal panel to advise medieval charity

Three of the south east’s leading law firms have been selected to offer expert legal advice to one of the country’s oldest charities. To meet its modern day obligations, the… read more →

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