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Eleuthera and Harbour Island Sights

Glass Window Bridge

  • Queen's Hwy.
  • Gregory Town
  • Bridge/Tunnel
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 07/12/2013

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At a narrow point of the island a few miles north of Gregory Town, a slender concrete bridge links two sea-battered bluffs that separate the island's Central and North districts. Sailors going south in the waters between New Providence and Eleuthera supposedly named this area the Glass Window because they could see through the natural limestone arch to the Atlantic on the other side. Stop to watch the northeasterly deep-azure Atlantic swirl together under the bridge with

the southwesterly turquoise Bight of Eleuthera, producing a brilliant aquamarine froth. Artist Winslow Homer found the site stunning, and painted Glass Window in 1885. The original stone arch, created by Mother Nature, was destroyed by a combination of storms in the 1940s. Subsequent concrete bridges were destroyed by hurricanes in 1992 and 1999. Drive carefully, because there is frequent maintenance work going on.

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Queen's Hwy., north of Gregory Town, Gregory Town, Eleuthera Island, Bahamas

Updated 07/12/2013

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Nov 30, 2010

Glass Window Bridge Review

Very poor access and visibility; but still really neat (a parking lot and observation deck would be helpful). Anyway, like our 8 year old observed, there is something cool about seeing two such large bodies of water separated by 15 feet. Note: the ocean and sea have different tides; hence easily visible different water heights/levels!

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