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Nice character to this bridge

Crossed the bridge between visiting Upnor and Rochester castles. Plenty of character to this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glenn S
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
An interesting bridge

Would not usually be that interested in a bridge but this was an exception. The outside stone work... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
rollercolin
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Medieval Bridge Trust which owns and maintains the two road bridges and service bridge at Rochester across the River Medway. A charitable trust which receives no public funding.
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A2 High Street, Rochester, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a bridge, the bridge enthusiasts bridge if I’ve ever seen one, can’t wait to go again. Beautiful.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bridge consists of two completely different spannings of the River Medway. One is a former rail line and the other is not. Both are maintained by the Rochester Bridge Trust, a body which has been responsible for maintaining road crossings of the river since...More

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EricaJ861, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're pleased you are so interested in our history. Your knowledge isn't quite correct but you're part way there. In particular the Roman bridge was most definitely not blown up in the 1860s! If you'd like to find out an accurate version of the bridges'...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crossed the bridge between visiting Upnor and Rochester castles. Plenty of character to this crossing .

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Would not usually be that interested in a bridge but this was an exception. The outside stone work was excellent, especially viewed from the Rochester side.

Thank rollercolin
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Rather than driving this bridge, it is well worth parking in Strood and making the effort to walk the Bridge into Rochester at least once. The upkeep of the Bridge (I am reliably informed) is undertaken by a charitable trust. We found the structure interesting....More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 24 July 2018

As already stated the Rochester Bridge crosses the Medway. It is interesting when viewed from the Castle side when the sun is on it. However the history does go back a long way. On the Rochester side there is the Bridge Wardens House with its...More

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Erica J, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

If you'd like to know more about the history of the bridges there is a free exhibition, called Bridge Works, in Rochester Cathedral's Crypt. This was put together by the Rochester Bridge Trust and tells the almost 2,000-year story of Rochester's bridges. It is due...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018

We’d spent the day in and around Rochester and for some reason our satnav directed us along A2 towards M25 instead of the way we came in via M20. Anyway, it’s always good to go a different way and this interesting bridge loomed up. There’s...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I walked over this bridge from the Strood side of the Medway river to the Rochester side, and was afforded great views of the castle, the cathedral, and the boat yard in the river. The walkway is very safe, separated from the roadway, with easy...More

Thank stephenfM8666BK
Reviewed 1 July 2018

but this one leaves me a little perplexed, it's like it's been built and rebuilt over many centuries with each architect trying to erase what the previous one added! A bit messy!More

Thank Paul W
Erica J, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

We're sorry to hear you think the structure of our bridges is a bit messy. The Old Bridge has indeed been rebuilt, just over 100 years ago, when the deck was raised and the bowstring trusses installed to make it easier for ships to travel...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Driving over the bridge seeing all the beauty is absolutely breathtaking. A must if you visit this beautiful town.

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