Demerara Harbour Bridge, Georgetown

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Take a drive across the engineering phenomenon that is Demerara Harbour Bridge. This structure stretches 1.8 km (1.15 mi) across the Demerara River and is one of the longest floating bridges in the world. The bridge has a 7.9 m (26 ft) vertical clearance for smaller watercraft and two retracting spans creating a 77.4 m (254 ft) horizontal clearance for larger vessels. To visit Demerara Harbour Bridge and get the most from your holiday in Georgetown, create itinerary details personal to you using our Georgetown travel itinerary planner.
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  • July 15, 2017
    This may be an interesting tourist attraction but be sure to check the opening schedule before you plan on crossing. The bridge is opened on a regular basis and is generally so for an hour or more!  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    If you have the energy do walk this unusual 1.2 miles Pontoon Bridge. It has a good and sturdy walkway. It floats on badges and handle lots of traffic.  more »
  • June 25, 2017
    Not often you get to travel on a pontoon bridge. We had some teenage boys with us. They loved the experience. driving on something that is moving and for such a long structure. Boys got out and walked...  more »
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  • May 12, 2017
    It was so exciting driving over a floating bridge!
  • June 3, 2017
    It was awesome
  • January 10, 2017
    Largest floating bridge
  • June 11, 2017
    It is a completely metal floating bridge
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Georgetown boasts by far the most eclectic choice of accommodations in the country. The eastern bank of the Demerara River offers many of the most exclusive options, with long-established resort-style hotels ensuring a range of upscale facilities and services. Less-expensive hotels can be found on the city's side streets, along with family-run guesthouses and the odd hostel. Consider staying away from the water to keep costs down, or look for a rental property if you plan a longer stay.
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