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Centenary Event Reveals Engineering History

A forthcoming lecture will reveal a little known fact about one of Kent’s bridges and establish the county’s place in engineering history. The free event, being held by Kent and East Sussex Heritage Engineering Group, will celebrate the centenary of Bow Bridge in Wateringbury. Re-built in 1915, following a joint project between the local district […]

Bridge Trust opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

The Rochester Bridge Trust will open its doors to the public for two days this September. For Heritage Open Days weekend, the Trust will be granting free access to the 14th century bridge chapel and Victorian bridge chamber, offering a rare opportunity for visitors to tour the historic buildings that are the Trust’s working offices. […]

K’Nex Kits to be Won in Bridge Drawing Competition

Budding young bridge designers are invited to take part in a school holiday competition. Rochester Bridge Trust’s friendly mascot Langdon the Lion is asking anyone aged 16 and under to send him their drawings of bridges. The picture doesn’t have to be of Rochester Bridge. It can be any real or make-believe bridge. His favourite […]

Lane Closures on Rochester Bridge

Overnight on Thursday, 30th July, there will be single lane closures on both the Old Bridge and the New Bridge at Rochester to enable the annual cleaning of the expansion joints of both bridges, as well as cleaning of the kerb drainage on the New Bridge (Rochester-bound). To minimise disruption, just one lane from each […]

Honorary Doctorate for Bridge Clerk

The Chief Executive of Rochester Bridge Trust has been recognised with an honorary doctorate. Chartered civil engineer Sue Threader received a Doctor of Science award from the University of West London’s School of Computing and Technology on Wednesday, 22 July, during a graduation ceremony at Wembley Stadium. The award recognises Mrs Threader’s work to inspire […]

Court Elects New Wardens

New Wardens of Rochester Bridge were elected at a Special Meeting of the Wardens and Assistants held at the Bridge Chamber on 1 June 2015. Alan Jarrett stepped up from Junior Warden to Senior Warden, and Russell Cooper was chosen as the new Junior Warden, both having been elected for two-year terms ending in May […]

Discover the Engineering in Everything

Engineering – it’s in everything, and now you can find out how at a free event for all ages. Rochester Bridge Trust and the University of Greenwich have teamed up to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, in the Pembroke Wardroom of the university’s Medway Campus. Starting with a traditional cream tea, […]

FM Conway to Maintain Rochester Bridge

A five-year contract to maintain the bridges over the Medway at Rochester has been awarded to FM Conway, a leading infrastructure services company. The Kent-based construction business, which has its headquarters in Dartford, will be responsible for the upkeep of the iconic Grade II listed Old Bridge, the 1970s New Bridge and the Service Bridge, […]

Trust Named on Kent Awards Shortlists

The Rochester Bridge Trust has been shortlisted in two Kent awards schemes. The inaugural Kent Digital Awards celebrate endeavours in the virtual world, while the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) are judged according to the management and organisational achievements of the entrants. For the Kent Digital Awards the Trust’s websites have been shortlisted twice: […]

New Group Investigates Engineering Heritage

The Kent & East Sussex Branch of the Historical Engineering Group of the Institution of Civil Engineers will hold its inaugural meeting at Rochester Cathedral on Tuesday, 2nd June 2015. Edward Morton, specialist conservation engineer, will give the inaugural address entitled “The Engineering Challenges of Cathedrals.” The medieval cathedrals of England, which date from between […]

Building Bridges between Children and Engineering

Pupils from a Sidcup school emerged triumphant in this year’s Bridge Building Contest at the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham. The five-strong Benedict House team beat off competition from eight other schools at the event, which is now in its 11th year. Joining in the fun on Thursday, 19th March, were soldiers from the Royal […]

Engineering Scholars Examine Bridge

Arkwright Scholars sponsored by Rochester Bridge Trust received a tour over, under, and within Rochester Bridge. The behind-the-scenes tour, led by Tim Belcher-Whyte of Hyder Consulting, the engineer for the Rochester Bridge Trust, gave three sixth-form students the opportunity to learn more about the importance of civil engineering. “The scholars had a chance to take […]

Lane restrictions at Rochester Bridge

Essential road repairs will lead to two overnight lane closures on and near Rochester Bridge this week. On the night of Tuesday, 17 February, part of the Esplanade adjacent to Castle Hill corner will be closed. Then on Wednesday, 18 February, one lane of Rochester New Bridge will be closed. In order to minimise disruption […]

Lane Restrictions on Rochester Old Bridge

Essential repairs to the Strood-bound Old Bridge over the Medway are due to begin on Monday (January 12). The work includes concrete and metalwork repairs to the service area located at the Rochester end of the bridge. It is expected the works will be completed within two weeks. Traffic management will be required, with the […]

Trust Sponsors New Bridge Wardens’ Scholars

The Rochester Bridge Trust announced its sponsorship of two new Arkwright Scholars at the 2014 Arkwright Awards Ceremony in London on 31 October. This year’s recipients, sixth form students Adam Lord from Trinity School in Croydon and Åsa Löfstedt from Putney High School GDST, will be known as Bridge Wardens’ Scholars. Arkwright Scholars are selected […]

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