The last rays of a summer evening sun falling over the once watchful Fort Bingemma limits of Mgarr Malta.
Fort Bingemma is an irregularly-shaped (polygonal), single-storey fort, 750m above sea level. The fort was protected to the north by the cliff face and on the landward side by a vertical ditch which was narrow enough to protect it from distant fire. The fort was completed in 1878 and had 3 heavy guns with an arc of fire of 210 degrees and which covered the ridges to the nort-east and the sea approach on the north-west.
The hidden entrance is built on a bridge that can be lifed with chains. Fort Bingemma is one of three forts built a high altitude and in srategic places along the Victoria Lines The other two were found at Madliena and Mosta.
Location Map for Fort Bingemma:
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