National Trust of Guyana

Mahaicony Old Railway Bridge

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Location: Mahaicony District, East Coast Demerara 

Classification: Civil Infrastructure 

Period/ Year Built: 19th century 

Historical Background / Description: 

The Mahaicony Railway Bridge is located in the district of Mahaicony and crosses the Mahaicony River. It was built as a crucial piece of infrastructure that was needed to complete the railway trail that spanned from Georgetown to Rosignol. This bridge was manufactured by Patent Shaft and Axeltree Company Limited, Wednesbury in 1897 and spans 60.96 metres (200 feet). The railway bridge was shifted a few metres away (north) from its initial location and a new asphalt/ concrete road bridge was constructed in 2003. The railway bridge however, remains a tangible reminder of the country’s industrial heritage.