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Introducing the refurbishment project’s little green van

Have you seen the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project’s new van? Provided by lead contractor FM Conway, the fully electric van replaces a diesel vehicle as the main transport for the refurbishment, meaning the scheme’s carbon footprint is being significantly reduced. The Nissan e-NV200 has a 40kWh battery and offers a range of up to 187 […]

Why there’s a big hole in Rochester Esplanade

We appreciate your patience while the end of Rochester Esplanade is closed to road users. The closure of the junction with Corporation Street is required to allow the Old Bridge… read more →

Free parking in Strood

Parking charges are to be temporarily suspended at the three Medway Council-owned car parks in Strood, courtesy of the Rochester Bridge Trust. Fees at Commercial Road Car Park, Grove Road Car Park and Temple Street Car Park will be covered by the Trust from 6pm on Friday, 31st July, until close on Sunday, 2nd August […]

Rochester’s New Bridge to temporarily close

The New Bridge at Rochester is to close for one weekend to enable the complete resurfacing of the roadway. The closure will begin on the evening of Friday, 31st July, running until Monday morning, 3rd August. Bridge Clerk Sue Threader explained: “This will be the first time the Trust has closed the bridge in the […]

Stained glass windows refurbished

The Bridge Chamber and Bridge Chapel may be small compared to their near neighbours the Castle and Cathedral, but they are still an important part of Rochester’s heritage, sitting on… read more →

Rochester Esplanade closed next to Rochester Bridge

Following the advice of Kent Police, road access to Rochester Esplanade from Corporation Street has been closed. Access to the Esplanade had originally been kept open during refurbishment work for vehicles turning left from Corporation Street but this has now changed for safety reasons. A spokesperson for the Rochester Bridge Trust said: “Many vehicles have […]

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