National Trust of Guyana

Mahaica Old Railway Bridge

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Location: Mahaica District, East Coast Demerara 

Classification: Civil Infrastructure 

Period/ Year Built: 19th century 

Historical Background / Description: 

The Mahaica Railway Bridge is located within the district of Mahaica and crosses the Mahaica River. The railway bridge was built to accommodate the railway trail that spanned from Georgetown to Rosignol. This lattice girder steel bridge was manufactured by Patent Shaft and Axeltree Company Limited, Wednesbury in 1897. It was moved in February 2004, to accommodate the construction of the current Mahaica Bridge. Today, the structure is adjacent the new asphalt/concrete road structure to the south and serves as a tangible reminder of the nation’s rich industrial heritage.