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

Consider staying in Spanish Town if you plan on visiting 18 Century Iron Bridge, since those visiting this area of Jamaica will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. With only a few accommodations in the community within the vicinity of this historical site, a small amount of tourist traffic can be bargained on.

Hotels near 18 Century Iron Bridge
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Grand Port Royal Hotel Hotel 8.0 mi. (9.0 km) ESE
Jamaica Pegasus Resort 8.9 mi. (2.0 km) E
Olympia Crown Hotel Hotel 9.3 mi. (1.3 km) E
Brown’s Guest House Guest house -- --

Location and What's Nearby

If you're time spent at this site has got your stomach growling, consider dining at one of the nearby restaurants. The most frequented nearby restaurant is Arian's Restaurant & Catering Services, a great eatery to enjoy a meal at before spending time at this historical site. Domino's Spanish Town and Fish Pot Restaurant offer additional refreshment choices nearby where you have the chance to experience the flavors of Jamaica, and munch on some tasty cuisine.

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Location: Spanish Town, Jamaica

 

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