Rochester Bridge historic marker

"The Romans built a bridge of masonry on this site during their occupation of Britain which stood until 960 A.D. when it was rebuilt in timber by the Anglo-Saxons.

In 1264 A.D. this was destroyed by fire and rebuilt but in 1281 A.D. it was washed away by floods.

In 1344-5 the bridge was again restored but proved inadequate for the increasing traffic.

In 1388 a substantial stone bridge of stone was built by Sir Robert Knolles and Sir John de Cobham which lasted until 1856 when it was replaced by one of cast iron from the design of William Cubitt. M.I.C.E.

That bridge having proved insufficient for navigation and modern road traffic was rebuilt in steel and granite in 1914 from the design of Arthur Cameron Hurtzig and John James Robson M.M.INST.C.E."
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