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Swing Bridge

Swing Bridge Review

As you might have guessed, the bridge spanning Haulover Creek in the middle of Belize City actually swings. When needed to allow a boat through or by special request of visiting dignitaries, four men hand-winch the bridge a quarter-revolution so waiting boats can continue upstream (when it was the only bridge in town, this snarled traffic for blocks). The bridge, made in England, opened in 1923; it was renovated and upgraded in 1999. It's the only one of its kind left. Before the Swing Bridge arrived, cattle were "hauled over" the creek in a barge. The bridge appears in a scene of the 1980 movie, The Dogs of War, set in a fictitious African country but mostly filmed in Belize.

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  • Address: Haulover Creek where Queen and Albert Sts. meet, Fort George, Belize City | Map It
  • Location: Fort George
Updated: 08-27-2013

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