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Address: Bermuda
Description: 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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Neat, if you're an engineering nerd like me.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
Snoweman
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Memphis, Tennessee
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Connecticut
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680 reviews 680 reviews
366 attraction reviews
743 helpful votes 743 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.

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Forest, VA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Ohio
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288 reviews 288 reviews
131 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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schenectady
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22 reviews 22 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
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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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173 reviews 173 reviews
74 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
75 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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253 reviews 253 reviews
117 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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