Shoppers get chance to see bridge swing

Christmas shoppers in Bridgetown were yesterday afternoon treated to the rare sight of the Chamberlain Bridge swinging upwards to let out a sailing vessel as crew members prepared to depart the Careenage on a Caribbean voyage.

Amused and amazed shoppers and visitors to the island, some of whom were halted in their attempt to cross the bridge, began snapping shots of the spectacle with their smart phones and other cameras.

Tourists and other Christmas shoppers were halted in their attempt to cross the bridge as it swung upwards to let out a tall ship.
Tourists and other Christmas shoppers were halted in their attempt to cross the bridge as it swung upwards to let out a sailing vessel.
all ship N441 eases through uplifted portion of the Chamberlain Bridge.
Sailing vessel N441 eases through the uplifted portion of the Chamberlain Bridge.

 

7 Responses to Shoppers get chance to see bridge swing

  1. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett December 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Wish I was there to see it.

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  2. Nelson Darwin
    Nelson Darwin December 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Why this is a special event is beyond me.

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  3. Nelson Darwin
    Nelson Darwin December 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Also, that’s not a tall ship.

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  4. Ariane Murphy
    Ariane Murphy December 22, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Nelson Darwin: not a tall ship but very probably RIIIIICH AND FAMOUS PEOPLE!!!!!!

    Reply
  5. Nelson Darwin
    Nelson Darwin December 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Doubtful… Looks like a typical “Yachtie” cruiser to me.

    Reply
  6. Elke Hassell
    Elke Hassell December 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Lord, I thought it had seized up from never being used. God knows why they build the thing and don’t even bother to use it even if its just used as an attraction for people to see. Things like that just beat me.

    Reply
  7. Prince Nick
    Prince Nick December 23, 2013 at 9:40 am

    and this is news becuase…..

    Reply

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