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Rochester Bridge Trust News Archive 2013

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Progress Report on New Gas Main

In September, Southern Gas Networks (SGN) commenced work on a project to upgrade the local gas supply network in Rochester. The existing supply main, carried by the Rochester Old Bridge,… read more →

Overnight Lane Closure on Rochester Bridge

There will be off-peak single lane closures on Rochester Old Bridge from 9.30am to 3pm on Tuesday, 15 October, and Wednesday, 16 October, for engineering works. A traffic management scheme… read more →

Gas upgrade in the pipeline for Rochester as part of £500,000 project

Southern Gas Networks (SGN) has begun work to upgrade the local gas supply network in Rochester. The existing metal gas main, which is carried across the Medway on Rochester Old… read more →

Fort’s Historic Munitions Set for Display

An exhibition featuring important elements of Fort Amherst’s historic ordnance collection will open later this year thanks to a £1,800 grant from the Rochester Bridge Trust. The Fort Amherst Trust… read more →

Overnight Lane Closure on Rochester Bridge

There will be overnight single lane closures on Rochester Bridge on Tuesday, 30 July 2013, and on Saturday, 10 August 2013. On Tuesday, 30 July, one lane of the Old… read more →

Overnight Lane Closure on Rochester New Bridge

One lane of the Rochester New Bridge carrying traffic eastwards from Strood to Rochester over the River Medway will be closed overnight on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20.… read more →

Gothic Window Restored Thanks to Trust Grant

A church window dating back to the 14th century is being restored thanks in part to a £1,000 grant from the Rochester Bridge Trust. The stonework of the damaged window… read more →

Trust Wins Award for Bridging Gap between Schools, Engineering, and History

The Rochester Bridge Trust has won an award for its work promoting civil engineering and the history of bridges at schools in Kent. The Steve Tebb Schools Outreach Award was… read more →

Trust Lays Foundation For Eastgate House Wall Research

The Rochester Bridge Trust has paved the way for heritage experts to probe further into a patch of mysterious paintings and scrollwork recently uncovered at Eastgate House. The Trust presented… read more →

Trust Supports Restoration of Pugin’s Church

A Ramsgate church’s restoration fund has been given a boost by the Rochester Bridge Trust. The Friends of St Augustine’s Church preservation campaign received a £1,400 grant from the Trust… read more →

Church Set to Restore Historic Door Thanks to Trust Grant

A worn wooden door dating back to the 14th century will be restored to its former glory thanks to a £1,000 grant from the Rochester Bridge Trust. The decaying west… read more →

Rochester Bridge Trust Appoints Rathbones

The Rochester Bridge Trust has appointed award-winning Rathbone Investment Management (Rathbones) to oversee its financial investment portfolio. The Trust, founded at the end of the 14th century, still serves its… read more →

A2 Lane Closure on Rochester Old Bridge

The old Rochester Bridge, which carries traffic westbound from Rochester to Strood, will be affected by essential repair work being undertaken by Southern Gas Networks on Tuesday, April 23. The… read more →

Trust Grant Re-launches Seafaring Schools Programme

Thousands of pupils will now get hands-on experience at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham each year thanks to a £3,000 grant from The Rochester Bridge Trust. The Trust’s community grant… read more →

Trust Supports Cathedral Restoration Work

In 2006, the Rochester Bridge Trust committed funding of £250,000 over a number of years to support restoration work to the historic fabric of Rochester Cathedral. To date, two major… read more →

Schools Rise to Bridge Building Challenge

Young engineers from Luton Junior School, Chatham, took top honours at the annual bridge building competition sponsored by the Rochester Bridge Trust and held at the Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham.… read more →

Sue Shares her Enthusiasm for Building Bridges

Sue Threader, a professional civil engineer and Bridge Clerk to the historic Rochester Bridge Trust, has been passing on her skills to pupils at Benedict House Preparatory School, Sidcup. Mrs… read more →

Pupils Discover the Secrets of Bridge Building

Young engineers at Brompton-Westbrook Primary School were shown the secrets of bridge building when they were joined by representatives of Hyder Consulting – the official Bridge Engineer for the Rochester… read more →

River Inspires Art For Life Mosaics and Exhibition

A series of three mosaics designed and created by members of the Medway Art for Life group have been presented to The Rochester Bridge Trust. Helen Corbett, the Trust’s Chief… read more →

University Welcomes Aspiring Arkwright Engineers

Experiments with ground-penetrating radar and computer-aided design to create prototype models were just two of many treats enjoyed by aspiring young engineers and designers when they visited the University of… read more →

Rochester Bridge Trust Aids Medway Queen Restoration

The Rochester Bridge Trust has made a £1,500 community grant to the Medway Queen Preservation Society to reconstruct a bow rudder for the Medway Queen. The paddle steamer, which was… read more →

Local Arkwright Scholars Backed by Trust

The Rochester Bridge Trust is supporting two outstanding local school students hoping to pursue careers in engineering: Reece McAllister, of Chatham Grammar School for Boys, and Helen Phillips, of Bromley… read more →

Arkwright Scholars Attend ICE

Past and present Bridge Wardens Scholars visited the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at One Great George Street, Westminster, on Wednesday, 19 December. Before a luncheon hosted by the Senior… read more →

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