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Somerset Bridge

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Ranked #106 of 185 Attractions in Bermuda
Type: Bridges
Description: Seventeenth-century Bridge connecting Somerset island with the mainland, reputed to be the world's smallest drawbridge.
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231 reviews 231 reviews
102 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This tiny bridge opens to allow sails through. By no means is this a destination for your trip to Bermuda, but if you happen to be traveling over it, stop off and get the obligatory photo of yourself with a foot on either side of the bridge. Like I have in my title, don't make a trip specifically to see... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It's okay-just don't make it the hi-lite of your time in Bermuda-you hardly know its a bridge-we did not go out of our way to see it,but when we passed over it it was nothing to write home about

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

You need to rent your jet ski with H2O and ask for Stefano and you will get to pass under the Bridge, I don't know what it is about going under the bridge but it's the best experience. I guess I love my life and every moment was the best.

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Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews 138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is supposed to be the world's smallest drawbridge. Nice spot for a few pictures... not much else to do here though. Definitely a cute little drawbridge though

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Toronto, Canada
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

A drawbridge as wide as one mast width! I can imagine the endless debates held in hut, stuffy parish halls many years ago that led to such a silly, but in a way functional, solution to allowing maritime right of way between the many islands of Somerset Parish. One can only wonder which Bermuda family owned the controversial ship with... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

If it had not been pointed out to us we may not have noticed this very small draw bridge in a lovely area of Bermuda. The streets are very narrow and the bus drivers insane so look carefully and quickly.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I wouldn't call this an attraction really, it will take up all of 5 minutes of your time so see it on your way to or from something. It's cool to say you've seen though and the views around there are very pretty. But then again, views anywhere in Bermuda are gorgeous. We rented a scooter and drove over it... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Pretty cool, it is the smallest draw bridge. It is pretty obvious it is not used anymore. Still pretty neat idea. If you have five minutes you can see it all. Great harbours on both sides.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012 via mobile

We sailed into Bermuda on a cruise ship and stayed for two days. Loved the shopping and wished I had bought more souvenirs. Best thing we did was hire a motor bike and travel around the island. We stopped at small bars and met the real bermudians, just lovely. We also just stopped at beautiful beaches jumped off our bikes... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

If you're looking to see the 'world's smallest drawbridge' in action, 'rots o' ruck'! i use the bridge 3-4 times a week and have NEVER seen it open for a sailboat to pass under. there are lovely vistas off to each side, but as a 'destination'? Hardly. The most amazing thing i've seen on ANY bridge were the handsome 'nutcrackers'... More

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