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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Overnight lane restrictions on Rochester’s bridges

Motorists are advised there will be temporary single lane closures on both the bridges at Rochester. The works on the New Bridge are part of the Rochester Bridges Refurbishment Project, and are required to adjust the temporary road layout to enable work to begin on the downstream side of the bridge. These will be carried […]

Agricultural scholars grow their experience with farms tour

Agriculture scholars were given first-hand experience of the relationship between a bridge and the land during a tour of farms owned by one of the country’s oldest charities. As part of an initiative to give added value to their studies, the Rochester Bridge Trust invited its Spence Agricultural Scholars for a tour of the Trust’s […]

Illuminating historical travel

Do you know what’s missing from most of the historic paintings of Rochester Bridge? Well, not missing as such, more that it’s a thing we take for granted, but that has actually only been a provided for a very small percentage of the crossing’s history. A bridge has stood at Rochester since around 43AD, but […]

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