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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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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.… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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… read more →

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