Welcome from the Senior Warden
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.
Over the centuries the Trust has also contributed toward the cost of bridges at Tonbridge, Yalding, East Peckham, Wateringbury, and Maidstone, and more recently has taken a leading role in the construction of the Medway Tunnel. In addition to this core purpose of funding crossings over or under the River Medway, the Trust occasionally makes grants for education, for repair of churches, and for other capital projects in the City of Rochester and the County of Kent.
I hope you will enjoy our website and learn more about the history and current work of The Rochester Bridge Trust. My first named predecessor as Bridge Warden in 1383, Robert Rowe, could never have envisaged the technology enabling your research today.