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Bermuda: The Unfinished Church and 50cm wide bridge, unusual attractions on the sunny islands

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 7, 2020
The 21 square mile tiny island Bermuda has a lot of unique offerings that make it so special. From a truly beautiful spots to unusual attractions to see, Bermuda will gladly meet all your expectations.
Somerset Bridge
Bermuda   National landmarks
In the 1800s St. Peter’s Church in St. George, Bermuda was severely damaged in a great storm and instead of attempting to repair the original the decision was to build a new church. Well, although work on that church began in 1874, it never finished.

First, the funding for the project became an issue. Second, a decision was made to repairinge the old church and leave a new one alone. Third, in 1926 a storm destroyed a large portion of the work and Bermuda got the Unfinished Church.

St. Peter’s was restored and is now the oldest Anglican church in the New World, but the Unfinished Church still sits is now a national landmark. In fact the interior of the church is now closed to visitors due to safety concerns, although the exterior can still be visited.

And while in Bermuda, you should visit the world’s smallest drawbridge. The Somerset Bridge is 50cm wide and just wide enough a mast of a sail boat to pass trough. But, the ship master must be very skilled, and some kind passenger must be near and willing to open lift the gate.

The bridge is nearly 400 years old and has been featured on a series of Bermudian five pound banknotes. A few nearby buildings share the Somerset name, in homage to the tiny, manpowered bridge.


 

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