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Seventeenth-century Bridge connecting Somerset island with the mainland,...

Seventeenth-century Bridge connecting Somerset island with the mainland, reputed to be the world's smallest drawbridge.

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Go ahead and track this place down.

You will want to have a driver show this place off to you. If you take a tour, your sure to cross over it. If you have a friend, you will have the time to get out of the car and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Fords, New Jersey
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Fords, New Jersey
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278 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

You will want to have a driver show this place off to you. If you take a tour, your sure to cross over it. If you have a friend, you will have the time to get out of the car and check this thing out. It is a small attraction. Not a world class stop, but it is in the... More 

Thank ChrisDCarlson
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360 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Our tour guide took us to Somerset Bridge so we could see the smallest draw bridge in the world. Don't go out of your way to see this attraction (?). It does have some neat history as to how it came to be but I would not spend more than 2 minutes viewing this attraction.

Thank wwjd1947
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Smallest draw bridge in the world, Really cool little bridge right next to the Somerset bridge water sports, if your passing under it there is a red light in the water as only 1 small boat can pass through at a time.

Thank Paulie9999
Arlington, Virginia
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324 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There is a parking area unless you decided to take the #7 or #8 then you can get off and wait about 20 - 40 minutes to get the next bus. My wife and I got off the bus and check out the little area next to the bridge where kids were diving and people were relaxing with the their... More 

Thank jdreynoldsjr
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587 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Who ever knew where the world's smallest drawbridge was in Bermuda! What a treasure! We loved this stop. Built in the 17th century, it has been a stop for many tourists. You can view the Cathedral Rocks from here as well as see fish swimming in the waters at the base of the bridge. A short walk to view the... More 

Thank Gran7
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Somerset Bridge is the smallest drawbridge in the world. It's definitely a neat place to stop and see for a moment and take pictures. It's even more awesome to do it from the water on a jet ski. Great to read the history and hear about it. Definitely stop and take a look when you are in Somerset and... More 

Thank mitsugirly
Memphis, Tennessee
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Read about briefly online -originally wasn't on my must do list but was part of an island tour we booked. Glad we went because our group found it very interesting and I would have hated to miss it. A tribute to human resourcefulness in resolving a navigational challenge.

Thank Candace J
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We took our scooters all the way from St. George's Parish on the far side of the island to see this attraction. It was fun for me to walk around it and read the instructions of operation. If you like to get your geek on, take the time to visit this little gem.

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1,012 reviews
468 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 795 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had the bus driver drop us off at the bridge so we could check it out. The bridge itself is a novelty at the drawbridge portion is only wide enough for the mast of a sailing boat to pass by. The views of Ely's harbor on one side and the Great Sound on the other are pretty.

Thank ct-cruisers
Forest, VA
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78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Unless you're paying attention - you'll go right over it without knowing it. We were fortunate enough to be with the #1 tour guide in Bermuda and she told us all about it! PS Don't Blink! :)

Thank MrKaffee

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