Trust recruits engineering role model

The Rochester Bridge Trust is pleased to welcome a new addition to its civil engineering team.

Lottie Doll has joined the Trust on a one-year secondment from the Women’s Engineering Society, where her work was focused on inspiring primary school children as part of the Lottie Tour.

Lottie said: “As part of the Women’s Engineering Society I’ve had a whirlwind tour of lots of exciting engineering projects, all of which have emphasised how broad and fascinating engineering can be.


“I’m especially excited to be starting this new post at the Rochester Bridge Trust, where I’ll be focusing specifically on civil engineering and really getting involved in the detail of the refurbishment project. One of the things I’m most looking forward to is reviewing the works to the Old Bridge, which will see modern engineering practices used on this striking heritage structure. I’m sure there will be some interesting challenges!”


In her role as Primary Civil Engineer, Lottie will be supporting the Trust’s staff as they oversee the Rochester Bridges Refurbishment Project. This will include managing contractors, reviewing plans and making decisions regarding the engineering activities required.

Sue Threader, Bridge Clerk at the Rochester Bridge Trust, added: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Lottie to our team. She’s already done such good work introducing engineering to younger audiences and I’m thrilled that she’s agreed to be a part of our refurbishment project, where I’m sure her input will be invaluable.”

As part of its commitment to supporting the young engineers of tomorrow, the Trust runs an engineering education initiative, headed up by Langdon the Lion. He said: “We’re currently working on a second volume of my book, Learning About Bridges, so I’m looking forward to having Lottie’s input regarding some of the hands-on activities it will include. I’m sure she’ll also prove a hit with some of the young people I meet, helping me to spread the word that it’s never too soon to start inspiring the next generation of civil engineers!”

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