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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Catching up with the Arkwright Engineering Scholars

Every two years the Rochester Bridge Trust welcomes a new batch of scholars to its engineering education initiative by inviting them to lunch at the Institution of Civil Engineers. This is a great opportunity for our education team and engineers to meet the scholars and their parents, as well as catch up with those previously […]

Guinness World Record makes the most of civil engineer’s skills

A voluntary project encouraging social inclusion through a shared goal achieved a Guinness World Record thanks to a display of origami hearts. Led by the Sport Studies Society of Greenwich and Kent Student’s Union at Medway, volunteers made more than 53,700 paper hearts to break the record. Held in the student hub of the Universities […]

Geotechnical investigations to inform Esplanade plans

We’ve mentioned that preparations for the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment have been going on behind the scenes for some time, but not all of the preparations have been hidden. In autumn 2016 – and for some time after – you may remember the investigations on Rochester Esplanade. The work was only scheduled to take a few […]

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