Chamberlain Bridge, Bridgetown

Chamberlain Bridge, Bridgetown (must see)

The Chamberlain Bridge is a bridge in Bridgetown, the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. In 1872, it was a draw bridge or swing bridge across the marine inlet channel of the Careenage River (Constitution River) at Carlisle Bay.

The archaic steel structure was dismantled and rebuilt in 2005–2006 as a lifting bridge with the state-of the-art modern technology of an all-composite single-leaf bascule design. This design is a counterweighted bridge span that pivots upward, permitting ships to pass through an inlet channel. The bridge was built using fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP), which is lighter, long lasting and non-corrosive. There are two bridges in use in Bridgetown. The Charles Duncan O'Neal Bridge is large and modern in design, commencing from the National Heroes Square, while Chamberlain Bridge is the more "decorative humpbacked bridge" built to replace the original swing bridge after the Great Hurricane in 1898 with funds generated through the efforts of the then British Colonial Secretary, Joseph Chamberlain (1836–1914).
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Chamberlain Bridge on Map

Sight Name: Chamberlain Bridge
Sight Location: Bridgetown, Barbados (See walking tours in Bridgetown)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Bridgetown, Barbados

Create Your Own Walk in Bridgetown

Create Your Own Walk in Bridgetown

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bridgetown is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Top Religious Sites

Top Religious Sites

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Bridgetown Shopping Tour

Bridgetown Shopping Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Cultural Venues

Cultural Venues

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Bridgetown Introduction Walking Tour

Bridgetown Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles