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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Lane restrictions on Rochester’s Old Bridge

Motorists are advised there will be temporary single lane closures on the Old Bridge at Rochester, overnight from the 24th to 28th September, to enable essential works to take place. The works are part of a routine maintenance programme and will be carried out by FM Conway, on behalf of the Rochester Bridge Trust. During […]

Free talk puts the spotlight on life during the First World War

Find out more about real life in the Medway Towns during the First World War during a free talk. Presented as one of the regular free Bridge Wardens’ Lectures held by the Rochester Bridge Trust, Dr Anne Logan will introduce the subject of Rochester, Strood and Borstal in the First World War. Her talk will […]

Half a century at St Andrew’s House

Continuing our research into the history of St Andrew’s House, we’ve recently glimpsed a little of the history of one of the longest serving Deans of Rochester. In days gone by it was not uncommon for the Dean of a Cathedral to hold the post until their death, which was the case for Robert Stevens, […]

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