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Rochester Bridge

A2 High Street, Rochester, England
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An interesting bridge

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rollercolin
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Ashford, United Kingdom
Welcome to proud Rochester

Rather than driving this bridge, it is well worth parking in Strood and making the effort to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter L
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Maidstone, 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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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A2 High Street, Rochester, England
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"medway towns"
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"across the river"
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"lions"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ge0ffcat
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Erica J, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Well past it's use as a main road through to strood, being only two lanes one of which is for vehicles turning right causing long queues, needs a slip road to Knights Road/

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This bridge is simply amazing when it’s not absolutely packed with traffic. Great views for commuters

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I adore this bridge. The majestic lions on the end look over the town of strood and the historic city of Rochester. The bridge itself is steeped in local history. The views over the river medway are beautiful.

Thank Kathy D
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