Southern Gas Networks will close the offside lane of Rochester Old Bridge, carrying the A2 from Rochester to Strood, from 9.30am on Wednesday, November 28. Delays are expected during busy periods.

Southern Gas Networks are inspecting the gas main, which runs alongside the Old Bridge, for a suspected leak.

A spokesman for Rochester Bridge Trust said: “Southern Gas Networks is examining the main and will undertake repairs as required. I am confident they will seek to complete their work in the shortest timescale possible and minimise disruption to traffic.”


1. The Rochester Bridge Trust is a charitable trust that exists to maintain the old and new bridges at Rochester and serve the travelling public. It is the only surviving bridge trust still serving its original purpose, and it has served the people of Kent since 1399. The Trust also supports numerous community and education projects across historic Kent and Medway.

2. The Trust’s assets all derive from endowments of land and money in the 14th and 15th centuries and are carefully managed in order to provide an income to fund bridge maintenance and local charitable grants. The Trust receives no external funding and is regulated by the Charity Commission.