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The river wall: an overlooked feature

Of all the structures that the Rochester Bridge Trust owns and maintains, you’d be forgiven for not including the words ‘river wall’ on the list. While a bridge is an… read more →

Staying safe when installing scaffolding

Anyone passing on or near Rochester’s bridges recently will have noticed an array of scaffolding hiding parts of the structures from view. Indeed, this web page has already explained encapsulation, so even remote readers will have seen the photos. It’s been installed by Alltask, a scaffolding, insulation and asbestos management specialist. The firm works for […]

Keeping the bridges open to pedestrians

Previously, we’ve talked about traffic management and the importance of keeping road users safe as they travel through the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project. However road users is a much broader term than most people would assume and is not confined to those on the carriageway – it refers to all ‘traffic’, including pedestrians. For centuries […]

Double donation for construction charity

Wellbeing in the workplace has been given an early Christmas present thanks to a double donation.  FM Conway, Lead Contractor on the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project, agreed to donate one pound to the Lighthouse Club, The Construction Industry Charity, for every positive intervention to occur on the project. This money is then being match-funded by […]

Bridge building activities observed as part of Europe-wide research project

Learning through play is the focus of a research project to investigate the potential of informal activities to support wider learning. Exploring young people’s engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, the research is being carried out by Dr Lizzie Rushton and Dr Heather King, of King’s College London (KCL). It is being […]

Single lane closures on Rochester’s Old Bridge

Motorists are advised there are to be overnight single lane closures on Rochester’s Old Bridge. The works are part of the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project, and will be carried out by FM Conway, on behalf of the Rochester Bridge Trust. They include trial investigations and information gathering to ensure the contractor is as informed as […]

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