Bridges, Culverts & Embankments

Whilst we are primarily interested in older bridges, we have also recorded some of the more interesting contemporary bridges.  In most cases, the original bridge decking has been replaced with a modern, concrete deck however, the original abutments remain as a testimony to the skills of the original architects and builders.  Most bridges use basalt as the primary building material which results in dark, imposing, impressive structures.

In Mauritius you can find a variety of different types of bridges including road bridges, disused standard gauge railway bridges and disused narrow gauge railway bridges.  Bridges may be publicly accessible bridges or found on private land.