Rochester bridges to be maintained by FM Conway

FM Conway has been awarded a five-year contract to maintain the bridges over the Medway at Rochester.

Under the new deal FM Conway will be responsible for the upkeep of the iconic Grade II listed Rochester Old Bridge, the 1970s New Bridge and the Service Bridge, as well as associated assets owned by Rochester Bridge Trust.

The business’ specialist bridges and structures division previously worked for the Trust on a complex project to clean and inspect the river wall below Rochester Esplanade.

Michael Conway, CEO of FM Conway, said: “Our bridges and structures division has successfully delivered a string of major projects across the South East, including the renovation of Putney Bridge last year and the recent reconstruction of the Hogarth Flyover.

“This is a true area of specialism for our business, and we are pleased to be able to bring this expertise to bear for the Rochester Bridge Trust and its portfolio of iconic bridges.”

The works covered by the contract principally comprise highway, footway and structure cleaning; drainage maintenance; minor repairs and street lighting maintenance. Additional duties such as foreshore debris removal will be instructed on an ad-hoc basis.

FM Conway will start work today (18 May 2015) for five years, with a possible five-year extension.

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