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, so those staying in this region of Jamaica will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. There are a suitable number of hotels in the region around 18 Century Iron Bridge.

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

18 Century Iron Bridge will be a great choice for travelers hoping to find various dining options close-by. Arian's Restaurant & Catering Services is a great locale to eat before your day at this historical site, and is the most convenient dining option from it. Cecil's Restaurant and Domino's Spanish Town are some of the other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Domino's Spanish Town you and your companions should try a bit of Italian meals and experience the culture of Jamaica.


Contact Information

Location: Spanish Town, Jamaica


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