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Encapsulating the bridges for safety

When looking at the bridges from the riverside, people have a good view of the length of the Old Bridge, part of which is currently covered in vinyl sheeting. This may look like a convenient place for us to display our logos, but it’s actually got a much more practical use. Known as ‘encapsulation’ the […]

Filling the void – a history of the Rochester Esplanade lavatories

The Rochester Bridge Trust can now confirm the void left by the disused lavatories under Rochester Esplanade has been filled. When we have previously shared information about that part of the Esplanade there has been a lot of interest from the public so this Bridge Engineer’s Blog aims to set out more about its history. […]

Lane restrictions on Rochester’s Old Bridge

Motorists are advised there will be temporary single lane closures on the Old Bridge at Rochester, for five nights. The works are part of a routine cleaning programme and will be carried out by the Rochester Bridge Trust’s Term Maintenance Contractor, FM Conway. The traffic management is scheduled to run from approximately 9pm until 5am, […]

Engineering Late an opportunity to try bridges adventure golf

Grown-ups are being given the chance to experience learning through play when they visit a free Engineering Late open evening at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). A section of the Rochester Bridge Trust’s famous bridge-themed adventure golf will be relocating to the ICE for the evening of Friday, 11th October, as part of an […]

Change to advertised lane restrictions on Rochester’s bridges

Road users are advised there will be changes to previously advertised lane restrictions on Rochester’s bridges from 30th October. This is to allow other areas of the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project to progress ahead of schedule. The proposed overnight single lane closures on the New Bridge have been pushed back by one week, to the […]

The Service Bridge, an update

While the upstream lane of the New Bridge has been closed, a major refurbishment has been undertaken on the Service Bridge. This separate bridge supports all the pipes and cables… read more →

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