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

You may enjoy staying in Spanish Town if you plan on visiting 18 Century Iron Bridge, as those visiting this region of Jamaica will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. Although the area isn't a major hub for tourism, you will still find a good selection of accommodations 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 time at 18 Century Iron Bridge sets your stomach growling, you should think about trying one of the restaurants close to the historic site. Arian's Restaurant & Catering Services is an ideal eatery to eat on your way to spending time at 18 Century Iron Bridge, and with its close proximity, is especially valuable to its guests. Also close-by, you and your party will find options including Cecil's Restaurant and Domino's Spanish Town where you and your group can try a bit of Italian dishes and experience the culture of Jamaica.


Contact Information

Location: Spanish Town, Jamaica


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