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Rochester Bridge, Rochester

Description: Rochester Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 173140

OS Grid Reference: TQ7405568903
OS Grid Coordinates: 574055, 168903
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3925, 0.5004

Location: A2, Strood, Medway ME1 9TA

Locality: Rochester
County: Medway
Country: England
Postcode: ME1 9TA

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Listing Text

TQ 7468 NW and TQ 7368 NE
7/207, 8/207 Rochester Bridge

Roadbridge across the River Medway (now forming the north-west
bound carriageway). 1914. It replaced Cubitt's 1857 bridge
which itself replaced the late C14 bridge that was sited a little
upstream, close to the Bridge Chapel (qv). Major ornamental
features, piers and cutwaters of granite, rusticated below road
level with quoining; the carriageway and supporting
superstructure of cast-iron or steel girders. N and S approaches
with plinths supporting cast lions couchant, and 4-way flat
arches supporting entablature and attic, flanking the highway,
linked by balustrades. 3 spans, over-arched with supporting and
cross-tie girders. Cast-iron railings to footpaths. At the
junction of the spans, tall fluted columns on granite plinths
supporting heraldic devices. Panels displaying the Rochester
Bridge Trust's heraldic archievements appear in various
positions, especially the arches at the approaches. (Note:
the bridge carrying the south-east bound carriageway is not
included in this listing).

Listing NGR: TQ7405568903

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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