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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Right turn closure off Rochester’s New Bridge

Motorists are advised there is to be a temporary closure of the right turn from the New Bridge onto Rochester Esplanade. The traffic management will begin with a series of overnight closures from Wednesday, 21st August until Sunday, 25th August, from 9pm until 5am. The turn will then be closed day and night, from Tuesday, […]

Adventure golf course tees off with launch event

What do a World Champion, a bridge and a Cathedral have in common? An evening celebrating the official opening of a very special adventure golf course, obviously! On Tuesday, 30th July, the Rochester Bridge Trust and Rochester Cathedral welcomed more than 100 guests to celebrate the launch of the Bridges Adventure Golf. Provided by the […]

Refurbishing the Service Bridge

As refurbishment work progresses on the New Bridge, the focus of activities has also turned to the Service Bridge. A 2015 Principal Inspection of the bridge – which means the engineers were within touching distance of the whole structure to log any maintenance issues – revealed some definite areas of work that could be carried […]

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