Rochester Bridge Trust News Archive 2010

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New Festive Bridge Displays Light up Christmas

A stunning display of more than 4,500 new blue and white Christmas lights is adding to the festive spirit for thousands of people crossing the River Medway at Rochester. Rochester Bridge Trust, which has provided bridges across the Medway at no cost to the public since the late 14th century, has installed new lighting this […]

Commemoration Service in Bridge Chapel

On 2nd November, All Souls Day, the ancient Rochester Bridge Chapel was used once again for its original purpose, when a service was held to commemorate the founders and benefactors of the Rochester Bridge Trust. In the winter of 1381 the river Medway froze. When the weather warmed, the much repaired Roman bridge was finally […]

Bridge Repairs Completed Ten Weeks Ahead of Schedule

An £800,000 project to repair and refurbish the cast iron balustrade and relay the footway over the 150-metre Rochester Old Bridge has been completed 10 weeks ahead of schedule. The bridge engineer Mott MacDonald and Jackson Civil Engineering worked closely with the historic Rochester Bridge Trust, which for centuries has provided crossings over the River […]

Trust Seeks New Bridge Engineer

The Rochester Bridge Trust will shortly be considering tenders from consultancies keen to act as its Bridge Engineer. The new Bridge Engineer will be following in the footsteps of such famous engineers as Sir William Cubitt, Thomas Telford, and Henry Yevele – the medieval architect of London Bridge and Westminster Abbey. The Bridge Engineer is […]

Trust Invests in New Look for Old Bridge Balustrade

The Rochester Bridge Trust, which owns and maintains the A2 crossings across the River Medway, has announced that it will be carrying out major maintenance to the Old Bridge balustrade that will involve closing the pedestrian access to the Old Bridge from 5 April 2010 to allow the work to take place safely. The project […]

Prayers Answered with Restoration of St Margaret’s, Rainham

Parishioners at St Margaret’s Church in Rainham are praising more than the Lord with the restoration of the 15th century church’s ceiling, completed thanks to a grant from Kent charity the Rochester Bridge Trust. St. Margaret’s Church has been a place of worship for more than a millennium, with evidence of a church on the […]

Changing of the Guard for the Rochester Bridges

The old and new bridges at Rochester are now in the safe hands of new Bridge Maintenance Manager Lee Hughes following the retirement of 14-year veteran caretaker Eric Clive in November. The Bridge Maintenance Manager, formerly known as the Bridge Caretaker, is responsible for the old and new bridges at Rochester, which are owned and […]

30 Years’ Dedication to the Community Recognised

Gillingham resident Paul Harriott will shortly be celebrating 30 years of service to the Rochester Bridge Trust. The approach of this impressive milestone was marked by a special lunch at the Bridge Chamber in November, attended by members of Paul’s family. His colleagues on the Trust presented him with a framed print of the medieval […]

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