New Medway bridge update
The new bridge over the River Medway will be formally opened at the end of the summer says Trenport. It will be the first time the two banks have been linked since a military Bailey Bridge was erected temporarily during World War II. Trenport director Chris Hall said: “The all-new crossing was key to our £50 million infrastructure scheme by – backed by £19.5 million of Government loan funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) - offering easy access to the river’s west bank and on to London and other important destinations via rail and road.
“And there are, of course, major gains for the west bank, notably with improved links to the county town of Maidstone, and residents on both banks will benefit from better job, education and leisure opportunities.
“We’re particularly proud of the new bridge: it is not only an elegant structure, but has been built onsite rather than through pre-cast sections being trucked in, risking roads disruption to the surrounding area.”