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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Medieval charity mentors future engineers

The Rochester Bridge Trust is pleased to sponsor a trio of new school pupils considered to be promising engineers of the future. Selected through the Arkwright scheme, the three teenagers… read more →

Memories of the days when St Andrew’s House was a home

The Trust recently had the pleasure of a visit from a former Chapter Clerk of Rochester Cathedral, who shared some of his memories of life in St Andrew’s House. Ted Bates, who took up the post around four decades ago, was the first private resident of what was then called the Old Deanery, taking up […]

Collating the numbers

The more eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a few overnight – temporary – additions to our bridges. These are automatic traffic counters and they have been installed to ensure we have as much information as possible about traffic using the bridges before the Rochester Bridges Refurbishment Project begins in 2019. Comprising pneumatic tubes placed across […]

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