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.