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This is the smallest drawbridge. Once a year, they raise it and lower it. That way they get to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Must See For Us

We were on our second attempt to cruise to Bermuda: the first time was diverted because of... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2017
Woodstock, Canada
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Seventeenth-century Bridge connecting Somerset island with the mainland, reputed to be the world's smallest drawbridge.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average50%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
3 weeks ago
Aug 13, 2016
“Worlds Smallest Draw Bridge”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the smallest drawbridge. Once a year, they raise it and lower it. That way they get to keep their claim to fame, but it really isn't in service. If you blinked, you would miss it as you rode over the big bridge.

Thank nlt46
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We were on our second attempt to cruise to Bermuda: the first time was diverted because of Hurricane Cristobel. On that cruise, we won a copy of a painting of the bridge and we were anxious to visit to take a photo. This year, we...More

Thank kswismer
Reviewed August 13, 2016

It took me second to image how you could ever use a draw bridge so small. This was built for sail boats. Pretty neat when you think about it. Our Taxi Driver Rodwell "Nine Eggs" Wade (441) 734-9982 took us here as part of a...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed August 11, 2016

For three summers in a row we have crossed over this bridge on our way from the Dockyards cruise docks on our way to Elbow Beach. It is located on Sumerset Island in Sandy's Parish. You are across it in seconds. We have never seen...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Supposedly the smallest drawbridge in the world, Somerset Bridge opens only 18" to let sailboat masts through. All I did at Somerset Bridge was cross it, but I think it's nice that they have preserved this little bridge from the Royal Navy's time in Bermuda.

Thank Anne Marie G
Reviewed June 28, 2016

The Somerset bridge, is the smallest drawbridge in the world..you can drive or walk over it..take some pictures ..but the fun part was feeding the big fish under the bridge.there are steps or a little path to the water..if you have kids, and know that's...More

Thank Bigbillsbiker
Reviewed June 21, 2016

Hey, but if you find it, you can say that you were on the smallest little drawbridge in the world. Actually, you can't miss it, if you know where it is.

Thank differentname
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....More

1  Thank ChrisDCarlson
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...More

Thank wwjd1947
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
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Alice T
We stayed in I believe it was garden house in May 1981 while racing Tornado catamarans in the North American championships. Our host had chained herself to the bridge to keep it from being widened. Is it still the same width or did it fall victim to political pressures. Is the lady we stayed with still alive? We are thouroughly enjoying the Americas Cut events from Florida. We had to sit out a couple days of racing because of lack of wind. Thanks in Advance, Chet T.
June 5, 2017|
Response from kswismer | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I know nothing about this incident, but I understood that the bridge is still about the way it always was. A very unique site.