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Governors Bridge (Isle of Man)

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Governors Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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Douglas/Onchan border
Isle of Man
Highway Authority
Isle of Man
Junction Type
Roads Joined
A2, A18
Junctions related to the A2 (Isle of Man)
Junctions related to the A18 (Isle of Man)
Junctions related to the TT Circuit
Approaching Governors Bridge from the east

Governors Bridge is a roundabout which takes its name from the small bridge which lies on a loop of old road to the north west. It is a four arm roundabout connecting the A18, which heads north, with the A2 which passes from east to west. The fourth arm is the old road over Governors Bridge, which is normally unused, but is still part of the TT Circuit. Due to being one of the busier junctions on the island, each approach has two lanes, apart from the unlined old road.

The Bridge

The actual Governors Bridge is a small arch at the bottom of a substantial stone embankment over a small stream flowing down through the town, which roughly marks the boundary between Douglas and Onchan. A datestone set into the parapet appears to suggest that the bridge dates back to 1769, although it is badly worn and difficult to read. The bridge was bypassed many years ago by a new embanked culvert, producing a much straighter line for the A2 to follow.


Route To Notes




Onchan, Laxey



TT Circuit

Ramsey uses A18

TT Circuit

Douglas uses A2

Governors Bridge (Isle of Man)
Related Pictures
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Approaching the A2 junction with the A18 (C) Andrew Abbott - Geograph - 3148643.jpgGov-br1.jpgGov-br-date.jpg
Other nearby junctions
Isle of Man
Crossings on the Isle of Man
Rivers Dhoo & GlassRiver Dhoo: Braddan Bridge River Glass: St George's Bridge  • Quarterbridge River Douglas: Pulrose Bridge  • Douglas Bridge  • Douglas Harbour Lifting Bridge
Sulby RiverTholt-y-Will Bridge  • Sulby Bridge  • Garey Ford  • Ramsey Bridge  • Ramsey Swing Bridge
River NebBallig Bridge  • Ballaleece Bridge  • Glenfaba Bridge
Laxey RiverGlen Roy Bridge  • Laxey Bridge  • Old Laxey Bridge
Other BridgesBallaugh Bridge  • Brewery Bridge  • Governor's Bridge  • Monks Bridge  • Groudle Glen Viaduct  • Glen Maye Bridge
Douglas FerriesStranraer ferry  • Heysham ferry  • Liverpool ferry  • Birkenhead ferry  • Belfast ferry  • Dublin ferry

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