The Travels of Tug 44

Somerset Bridge - Bermuda

The Somerset Bridge in Bermuda is the world's smallest working drawbridge, with a side to side opening of only 32 inches. The purpose of this small opening is to allow a sailboat mast to squeeze through. Only the little gap in the middle under the chains opens. A previous bridge at this location had a hand-crank lift mechanism, but with this modern version you simply lift the plank by hand and pull it to the side.

Much of the old stonework is left over from the original bridge which was built in 1620. Gotta love that beautiful Bermuda ocean water!

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