18 Century Iron Bridge

The Old Iron Bridge, since its construction inn 1801, was essential in connecting the cities of Kingston and Spanish Town, become a highway of trade and travel. However, over the past two centuries, the river's physical characteristics have changed and today the bridge is considered unsafe, at least officially.

What to Expect

While the government discourages it, many locals and tourist alike cross the bridge without incident. If you choose to, be careful, and watch out for weak boards and other hazards.

As the name might suggest, the bridge is old and made of iron, which today has grown orange in color. It is a pedestrian bridge, and while not particularly impressive in today's standards, the 1800's iron construction and historical significance make it worthwhile to visit.

Staying Close

18 Century Iron Bridge is located in Spanish Town, which means visitors to this area of Jamaica will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. While the region isn't swarming with tourists, you'll still find a sizable number of lodgings to pick from.

Hotels near 18 Century Iron Bridge
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Spanish Treasure Hotel Hotel 0.7 mi. (0.9 km) NW
Harlem Resort Hotel 4.3 mi. (7.5 km) E
Hotel Casanova Hotel 4.9 mi. (8.2 km) SE
Sea Horse Rider Inn Hotel 5.9 mi. (9.4 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

If your belly starts rumbling during your trip to 18 Century Iron Bridge, think about trying one of the restaurants close to the historic site. The nearest place to eat is Arian's Restaurant & Catering Services, a wonderful restaurant to have a bite to eat at on your way to visiting this historical site. Also near 18 Century Iron Bridge you and your party will come across options including Cecil's Restaurant and Domino's Spanish Town where you and your companions can sample Italian meals and experience the Jamaica culture.


Contact Information

Location: Spanish Town, Jamaica


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