The world's fourth-longest floating bridge. The Demerara Harbour Bridge is a 6,074 feet long. It was commissioned on 2 July 1978. The bridge crosses the Demerara River 4 miles south of the Guyanese capital Georgetown, from Peter's Hall, East Bank Demerara to Schoon Ord, West Bank Demerara. There is a pedestrian footwalk. A raised section allows for small vessels to pass under. A retractor span allows for passing of large vessels. Construction of the Demerara Harbour Bridge began on 29 May 1976. Construction assistance was provided by the British Government.
The bridge is approximately 1.25 miles long and has 61 spans. A high-level span provides a horizontal clearance of 32.0 metres (105 feet) and a vertical clearance of 7.9 metres (26 feet) to permit small craft to pass at all times. In order to permit the passage of large craft, two retractor spans retract fully to leave a horizontal clearance of 77.4 metres (254 feet).
What a lovely view. donna from New York.
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Photo taken in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana
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