Work begins to re-create Railway Bridge near Flatts

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  • Artist’s image: a bridge across North Shore Road in the western approach to Flatts would look like this under the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail project

    Artist’s image: a bridge across North Shore Road in the western approach to Flatts would look like this under the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail project

  • New work: Ricardo Pervao of Relentless Construction works on the foundation of a pillar for a new footbridge to restore the Railway Trail over North Shore Road on the western approaches to Flatts, near Police Beach and Gibbetts Island, Smith's (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    New work: Ricardo Pervao of Relentless Construction works on the foundation of a pillar for a new footbridge to restore the Railway Trail over North Shore Road on the western approaches to Flatts, near Police Beach and Gibbetts Island, Smith's (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


Construction is under way to link long-separated portions of the Bermuda Railway Trail.

Wooden frames have been installed around two pillars at the popular western Smith’s raft-up spot known as Police Beach, near Gibbet Island.

The plan, given the go-ahead earlier this year, included a bridge over North Shore Road, as well as one over Flatts Inlet and a third over a private driveway.

The assessment said the bridges would “allow for further connecting of the historic Bermuda Railway Trail to be achieved, which will benefit members of the public and visitors alike”.

It said: “It will enhance the existing experience for users of the trail and encourage further use while also allowing visitors another glimpse into the historic railway and beautiful vistas which would have been afforded to users of the railway at the time.”

Bridges have previously been built at Store Hill and Bailey’s Bay. The project was championed by Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail.

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Published Jul 7, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 7, 2018 at 8:25 am)

Work begins to re-create Railway Bridge near Flatts

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