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Rochester Bridge Trust News Archive 2014

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Lane Closure on Rochester Esplanade Extended

Essential repair work on Rochester Esplanade is set to continue until the middle of next week. Following repairs to a sewage pipe, Southern Water is rebuilding the ground above. Traffic… read more →

Bridge Wardens’ Scholar on Course to Fulfil Engineering Ambition

The Rochester Bridge Trust’s latest Bridge Wardens’ Engineering Scholar, Helen Phillips from Bromley, is closer to her dream career after embarking on the first year of a four-year Civil Engineering… read more →

Lane closure on Rochester Esplanade

Essential repairs to a sewage pipe will lead to a partial lane closure along Rochester Esplanade during half term week. The works by Southern Water will see a flower bed… read more →

Bridge Wardens Visit Kent Estate

The Trust owns three major bridges across the Medway at Rochester – the two A2 road bridges and a service bridge which carries pipes and cables across the river. The… read more →

Restoration of Iconic Short Brothers’ Floatplane

A rare Scion Floatplane built in Kent by Short Brothers – the aviation pioneers – is being restored, thanks to the Rochester Bridge Trust. The Trust has presented Medway Aircraft… read more →

Rochester Bridge Trust Shortlisted for Award

Centuries of engineering pedigree have seen the Rochester Bridge Trust shortlisted for a 2014 Charity of the Year award. Tasked with maintaining historic road and service bridges since 1399, The… read more →

Historic River Wall Cleaning Underway

The Rochester Bridge Trust’s major cleaning, inspection and repairs programme for its historic river embankments has started. A team of specialists is currently washing off and inspecting river walls on… read more →

Exhibition Celebrates Creative Solutions for Designing the Future

Creative solutions to some of the biggest challenges of the next 20 to 100 years, featuring the work of almost 200 pupils from nine Kent secondary schools, are now on… read more →

Centenary Award for Rochester Bridge Trust

Rochester Bridge Trust’s work over the last 100 years has been marked with the awarding of a commemorative plaque. Presented by the City of Rochester Society (CoRS), the plaque recognises… read more →

Trust Commissions Inspection of Historic River Walls

The Rochester Bridge Trust has commissioned a major inspection of, and repairs to, its historic river embankments. As tides permit, a team of specialists will use a large underbridge unit… read more →

Michael Lewis, DL (1933-2014)

With regret we report the death of Michael Lewis during the night of 14/15 May 2014. Earlier that day, the Trust had been celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the… read more →

Sculptor of Old Bridge Lions Revealed

During the centenary year marking the reconstruction of the Rochester Old Bridge, the identity of the sculptor who created the four impressive lions for the bridge has finally been revealed.… read more →

The Problem with Pigeons

The Rochester Bridge Trust is facing an increasingly urgent and expensive problem caused by pigeons. Feral pigeons are descended from rock pigeons that naturally roost on sheltered ledges. The road… read more →

New Lamps for Old Bridge

The proposed Old Bridge Refurbishment works due to start in Autumn 2014 will include the restoration of the historical street lighting apparatus and replacement of the existing contemporary lighting with… read more →

Revealing Lady Darnley’s Corset

During an additional Old Bridge centenary lecture on Wednesday, April 2, costume detective and specialist dressmaker Meridith Towne will share the secrets of the outfit and underwear worn by Lady… read more →

Search for the Roman Bridge

Every few years the Rochester Bridge Trust undertakes a bathymetric survey of the riverbed under Rochester Bridge. The survey employs a vessel-mounted sonar to detect the depth of the riverbed… read more →

Tunnels Open Pupils’ Eyes to Wartime School Life

Primary pupils are enjoying a taste of school life during the Second World War in the grounds of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. With support of a grant from the… read more →

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