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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  • Go before they replace this bridge. Very interesting to see how the bridge is held in place and how it can part to allow ships to pass.  more »
  • This bridge I can't forget because I served in the Engineer troops in 36 years (Sweden). We also built these bridges but this surely måstee to be "the world's longest BB 2 BRO???? We went over the bridge two time en route to a boat that carried us farther toward the Amazon!
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  • 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 »
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  • It was so exciting driving over a floating bridge!
  • It was awesome
  • Largest floating bridge
  • 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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