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. Use our Georgetown trip itinerary builder app to visit Demerara Harbour Bridge on your trip to Georgetown, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I went over this bridge in transit, bridge was well maintained & strong. The water under the bridge is a mineral rich muddy brown colour.  more »
  • I am not sure you can actually walk across we actually were driven over in a mini bus which was an experience as the bridge is composed of several floating sections. It is not completely flat and very...  more »
  • What more can be said ,,, it’s a bridge. Floating, metal, with a central section that retracts to allow boats past .. oh and a pedestrian walkway which I saw one person running on...1.5 miles each way...  more »
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  • In the nights when you are on the bridge and look northward to Georgetown the view is spectacular. It is a metal floating bridge that is normally kept clean and maintained regularly. There is a part for pedestrians to walk over during the day.
  • Oh this is the worst bridge in the world. Always delays and always constructions. Guyana needs a new bridge.
  • At 1.8km long, this 'floating' bridge should be a unique addition to any visitor's list of things to do.
  • Amazing crossing for pedestrians
  • It was so exciting driving over a 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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