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WATFORD BRIDGE and steam ferry in Bermuda

Postby aukepalmhof » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:07 pm

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I have tried to identify the ferry near the Watford Bridge without luck. Looks like an older steam ferry. Anyhow I would not on board that ferry, she is under full speed looking at her bow wave nearing the bridge, but her wheelhouse and upper deck will be completely razed off the hull when passing under that bridge, she never can pass under that bridge and she is too near to the bridge to stop.

The Bermuda Post Office (BPO) has issued its first commemorative stamp series for 2020, which features Bermuda’s historic bridges.

Bermuda’s bridges have been important in the development of Bermuda going back to 1620. Now, four centuries later, Bermuda can boast of having over 40 bridges throughout its 21 square miles.

The stamp releases feature images of Watford Bridge, Flatts Bridge, the Bridge at Norwood, and the Causeway Bridge.
The original Watford Bridge, which connected Somerset Island to Watford Island, was first commissioned in 1903.
It was replaced in 1957, which in turn was replaced by the current bridge in 1983.

When you scroll down on the link given below, there is a lengthy article on the Bermuda Bridges written by Elizabeth Jones.

https://www.philatelicpursuits.com/2020 ... a-bridges/
Bermuda 2020 1.55 B$ sg?, scott?
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