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.

Job vacancies

The Rochester Bridge Trust is looking for an apprentice to support its financial and office administration.

This is a training position with an expected duration of 15 months, but the successful applicant may continue in the Administrator role upon completion of their Level 2 in Business Administration qualification.

The role is full-time, with one day a week spent studying at MidKent College.

For full details about the role, responsibilities and prospects see the full job description here.

Please note, applications will only be considered if submitted as directed in the linked job description.



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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Historic charity recognised for commitment to modern construction

An ancient charity has been recognised for its work in improving the image of the modern construction industry. The Rochester Bridge Trust, which has owned and maintained bridges at Rochester for more than 600 years, has been accepted as a Client Partner by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). Established in 1997, CCS requires those registered […]

Free film screening to improve accessibility to engineering

A free screening of a fantasy adventure film aims to open up the endless possibilities of engineering to young children and their families. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms tells a story of challenges to be overcome, and it will be shown in Ashford free of charge and with subtitles to reach out to as […]

Single lane closures on Rochester’s bridges

Motorists are advised there are to be overnight single lane closures on Rochester’s bridges. Traffic management will be put in place overnight on the New Bridge on Friday, 15th November, and on the Old Bridge on Saturday, 16th November. Both single lane closures will take place during off-peak hours, from 9pm until 5am. The works […]

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