World’s longest interlocking brick bridge unveiled at Rochester Cathedral
A world record breaking bridge was unveiled this week in Kent.
More than 200,000 bricks have been joined together to form the world’s longest interlocking bridge at Rochester Cathedral.
The bridge was built by BRICKLIVE, having been created for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
It was brought to the cathedral by the Rochester Bridge Trust, where it will be on display until August 29.
The 30-foot-span structure is also the centerpiece of this summer’s free family activities, called the “All About Bridges” event, hosted by the trust.
Bridge Clerk Sue Threader said: “This free summer activity is designed to engage children, families and others in civil engineering in an open and easily accessible location for the community.
“We hope that the learning through play and the experience of the model will inspire visitors to think about the impact of bridges and the challenges of construction.
“From experience, we know that organizing a fun activity can encourage whole families to get involved in engineering.
“It’s important for breaking down stereotypes and helping kids approach science and engineering with an open mind so they want to learn more.”
In addition to the world-record-breaking bridge, a selection of hands-on bridge-building activities will be available in the Nave, with additional bookable activities aimed at children aged 7+ and storytelling for toddlers available some days.
Outside in the Garth Garden, Bridges Adventure Golf is available.
This nine-hole course introduces participants to different types of bridges, with information panels explaining their construction and where real examples of each bridge can be seen.
Click here for more information on bookable activities.
Rochester Cathedral is open to the public daily.