The New Bridge carries the road from Strood to Rochester. It was opened in 1970. Concrete piers are built on the brick foundations of an old railway bridge. Steel beams, called box girders, rest on top of the piers and there is a concrete deck on the top.
The bridge has three spans over the river. The Strood span (154 feet), the centre span (181 feet) and the Rochester span (154 ft).
The New Bridge has two lanes for traffic plus a cycle lane and a footway for pedestrians.