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.

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Interpretations of the Roman Bridge at Rochester

A painting showing how the bridge at Rochester might have looked in Roman times has won an inaugural art contest. The artwork formed part of Rochester and West Kent Art Society’s Winter Exhibition, which brings together the entries for two competitions. Senior Warden to the Rochester Bridge Trust, Russell Cooper, announced the winners of the […]

Looking to the past, planning for the future

To ensure our plans for the future do credit to the designs of the past, we regularly check photographs and plans from our archives. This is particularly important for our work to upgrade the ornate lighting, which must be in keeping with the style of the Old Bridge. In this photograph you can see that […]

Lane restrictions on Rochester’s bridges

Motorists are advised there will be temporary single lane closures on the bridges at Rochester overnight on Thursday, 24th January, to enable essential works to take place. The works are part of a routine cleaning programme and to facilitate the safe take down of the Trust’s Christmas lights. This will be carried out by FM […]

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