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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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Worlds Smallest Draw Bridge

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... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Michael C
Milton, Massachusetts
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Milton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 August 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 private tour we took with him. It was really neat to see.

Thank Michael C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 11 August 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 it open. It was originally built in 1620. There is an 18 inch wooden plank... More 

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 26 July 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
North Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 28 June 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 a place your going to stop ,bring some bread...

Thank Bigbillsbiker
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 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
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 November 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 

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Reviewed 16 October 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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Reviewed 7 September 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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Reviewed 17 August 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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Reviewed 8 July 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 

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