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Somerset Bridge

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Ranked #74 of 164 Attractions in Bermuda
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Owner description: Seventeenth-century Bridge connecting Somerset island with the mainland, reputed to be the world's smallest drawbridge.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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353 attraction reviews
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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.

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Forest, VA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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! :)

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270 reviews 270 reviews
124 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
56 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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74 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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240 reviews 240 reviews
113 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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