Rochester Bridge Trust News Archive 2012

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Orchestra ONE Wins Art Award

Orchestra ONE (Orchestra of New Experiences), funded by the Rochester Bridge Trust, has won the Music Award in the Medway Culture and Design Awards 2012. Organised by music education charities… read more →


Southern Gas Networks will close the offside lane of Rochester Old Bridge, carrying the A2 from Rochester to Strood, from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Tuesday, December 4, and Wednesday, December… read more →


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… read more →


The offside lane of Rochester Old Bridge, which carries the A2 from Rochester to Strood, will be closed on Monday, November 26, from 10:00 a.m. while emergency repairs are undertaken.… read more →

Assistant Warden Mike Snelling

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Assistant Warden Mike Snelling. Senior Warden Russell Race said: “This terrible news has come as a great shock, and… read more →

Rochester Bridge Trust Community Grants Inspire Young Engineers and Conserve Historic Buildings

The Bridge Clerk Sue Threader announced today the distribution of just under £25,000 in Rochester Bridge Trust Community Grants to inspire young Kent engineers and scientists and to repair significant… read more →

Historic Medway Bus Restoration

The Rochester Bridge Trust has awarded a £4,500 community grant to The Friends of Chatham Traction to restore an historic Gardner engine. Work on the engine, which will power a… read more →

Bridge Model Gallery Celebrates Engineering Excellence

The Brompton Bridge Study Centre has now opened its doors to engineers and bridge enthusiasts at the Royal Engineers Museum. Development of the study centre and bridge model gallery, which… read more →

Rochester Bridge Trust Begins Restoration Work

The Rochester Bridge Trust is currently undertaking restoration works of the Kent peg tile roof and the Victorian Burt & Potts metal frame windows of the Bridge Chamber at 5,… read more →

Science Proves a Hit with Students

Hundreds of Maidstone pupils came face-to-face with the world of science and engineering when they took part in this year’s Growing Scientist Expo at The Historic Dockyard Chatham. The event,… read more →

Knollys Rose Ceremony

The Junior Warden, Tony Goulden, and Bridge Clerk, Mrs Sue Threader, of the Rochester Bridge Trust were honoured to be invited as guests to an ancient ceremony in the City… read more →


The Rochester Bridge Trust has appointed Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited to act as its new Bridge Engineer to advise the Trust on maintaining and improving the three bridges the Trust… read more →

US Air Force Veterans Visit Rochester

US Air Force veterans paid a flying visit to Medway during a trip to the UK to commemorate colleagues killed during the Second World War. Rochester Bridge Trust hosted the… read more →


The Rochester Bridge Trust is pleased to announce that the recent repair work to the Grade II listed Old Bridge at Rochester has been completed. Over the past few weeks… read more →

Lane Closures for Repairs to Old Rochester Bridge

Dave Rowe from Mott MacDonald Limited, principal engineer for the portico repairs to the Old Bridge, has announced the following schedule of works that will necessitate limited lane closures on… read more →

Schools Bridge the Gap

Youngsters from Riverside Primary School in Gillingham walked off with the top honours in this year’s Bridge Building Challenge, which was sponsored by the Rochester Bridge Trust at the Royal… read more →

Solar Rig Helps Apprentices Shine

Thanks to a grant from the Rochester Bridge Trust, two plumbing and heating engineering students at MidKent College have learned to install the latest low-carbon technologies and have recently been… read more →

Update on Old Bridge Repair

Drivers and pedestrians crossing Rochester Old Bridge will have noticed scaffolding and sheeting in place on one of the porticos. Some of the 100-year-old stonework was damaged by a vehicle,… read more →

Orchestra ONE Takes To The Stage

Young musicians from Kent and Medway will be taking to the stage at the New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone, for their second public performance as Orchestra ONE (Orchestra of New… read more →

Bridge Trust Calls for Community Grant Bids

The Rochester Bridge Trust is inviting applications from charities and charitable organisations to the first round of its 2012 community grants programme. Applications are welcome from across the historic county… read more →

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