Bridges, Culverts & Embankments

Whilst we are primarily interested in the older, historic 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.

Bridges

7 Cascades Bridge A. R. Mohamed Street Bridge, Port-Louis A1 Road Bridge, Belle-Rose A2 Bridge, Petite Julie A2 Road Bridge, Calebasses A7 Culvert, Verdun A7 Road Bridge, Verdun Abatoir Road Bridge Agricultural Bridge, La Flora Agricultural Bridge, Souillac Agricultural Culvert, Wooton Amitie Sugar Mill Bridge Arched Sugar Estate Bridge Astroea Bridge Autard Bridge, Pamplemousses B11 Road Bridge B110 5-Arch Bridge B13 Road Bridge, Anse La Raie B20 Culvert, Khoyratty B23 Culvert 01 B23 Culvert 02 B23 Sugar Estate Culvert B28 Culvert B29 Road Bridge, Roche Bois B34 Road Bridge, Creve Coeur B34 Small Bridge B50 Road Bridge, Verdun B51 Bridge B55 Bridge Camp de Masque Pave B70, La Brasserie Road Bridge B78 Road Bridge, Albion New Grove Road Bridge B82 Road Bridge B86 Bridge, Aleem Siddiqui Street, Highlands B86 Bridge, Belle Terre B86 Bridge, Belle Terre (Update) B86 Bridge, Highlands B90 Riche Bois Road Culvert (1 of 2) B90 Riche Bois Road Culvert (2 of 2) Baden Powell Street Bridge Baie du Cap - Chamarel Road Bridge Bain des Négresses Bridge Bain des Négresses Railway Embankment Bait Ul Noor Street Road Bridge Barkly Bridge Batymare Bridge, Batimarais Beau Bois Bridge Beau Champ Bridge Beau Champ Bridge No. 2 Beau Champ Bridge No. 3 Beau Vallon S.E. Railway Bridge Beauchamp Bridge Beauchamp Narrow Guage Railway Bridge Bee Varangue Bridge Bel Air Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Bel Air Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Bel Etang Bridge Bel Ombre Sugar Estate Culvert Belle Isle Bridge, Bambous Belle Rive Narrow Guage Railway Bridge Belle Rive Sugar Estate Culvert Belle Rive Sugar Estate, Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Belle Rose Bridge Belle Vue Maurel Bridge Benares Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Black River Railway Bridge (Site of) Bois Cheri to Grand Bassin Road Bridge Boulingrin Street Bridge, Long Mountain Box Culvert, Chazal Eco Tourism Route Box Culvert, Upper Dagotiere Bridge B51 Bridge Near Abbatoir Road, Vacoas Britannia Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Britannia Sugar Mill Road Bridge Brown Sequard Bridge, Port-Louis Bruniquel Bridge Calebasses Bridge Camp Bombay Road Bridge, Sebastopol Camp Fouquereaux Road (B71) New Bridge Camp Fouquereaux Road (B71) Old Bridge Canal Dayot Bridge Candos - Vacoas Road Bridge B70, Vacoas Canton Nancy Road Bridge Carbonel Bridge Caroline Bridge No. 1, Bel Air Caroline Bridge No. 2, Bel Air Cascade Bridge Cavendish Bridge, Mahébourg Cerfs Bridge 1897 Chamarel Bridge, Chamarel Charles De Gaulle Bridge, Vacoas Chateau d'Eau Bridge No 2 Chateau d'Eau Bridge No 3 Chateau d'Eau Bridge No 4 Chateau d'Eau Street Chattagroon Lane Bridge Chevreau Bridge Choisy Bridge Citronelle Bridge, Pamplemousses Clemencia Bridge Cluny Bridge Cluny Riviere la Chaux (1) Cluny Riviere la Chaux (2) Coleville Bridge, La Flora Colville Deverell Bridge Congomah Bridge Coquinbourg Bridge Cote d'Or Bridge Culvert, B51 Culvert, Quartier Militaire Culverted Railway Embankment, Savanne Line Dada Bridge Dallices Bridge Deep River Beau Champ Sugar Estate Bridge Deep River Beau Champ Sugar Estate Culvert 01 Deep River Beau Champ Sugar Estate Culvert 02 Defoches Street Bridge, Souillac Demolished Bridge, Pamplemousses Demolished Bridge, Petite Rivière D'Epinay Bridge Derelict Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Souvenir SE Dindoyal Bridge, Sebastopol Ely Bridge, Deux Freres Fable Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, 1937 Filterbeds Bridge Foot Bridge, Valton Ford, Chazal Eco Tourism Route Fortification Bridge Fropier Bridge, Pamplemousses FUEL Road Bridge and Water Management Girder Bridge, Souillac Grand Bois Foot Bridge Grand River North West Bridge Grande Rivière Noire Bridge (shown on maps from 1896) GRNO Railway Bridge Gros Ruisseau Bridge, Rivière des Anguilles Haute Rive Road Bridge Hermitage Bridge Holyrood Bridge Ilot Bridge Jamin Bridge, l'Escalier John Kennedy Avenue Bridge, Vacoas La Flora Bridge La Laura Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge La Lucie Bridge Le Plessis Bridge, A2 Le Pont Flamboyant, Olivia Le Pouce Bridge Le Reduit Bridge Le Reduit Metro Express Railway Bridge Le Reduit Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Le Reduit Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge 02 Le Val Road Bridge Le Val Sugar Estate Bridge Le Val Sugar Estate Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Lemerle Bridge Les Gubes Bridge, Pailles l'Escalier Bridge, 1870 l'Escalier Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge l'Escalier Narrow Gauge Railway Culvert l'Industrie Sugar Mill Bridge Mahébourg Road Culvert Maillard Bridge, Calebasses Mare Chicose Bridge Mare Tabac Bridge Martial Noel Bridge Martindale Bridge, Reduit Medine Bridge Medine Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Midland Line Railway Bridge Midland Line Railway Bridge, Cluny Midland Line Railway Bridge, Rose Belle Sugar Estate (1) Midland Line Railway Bridge, Rose Belle Sugar Estate (2) Midland Line Railway Bridge, Rose-Belle Midlands Bridge, Midlands Midland Line Railway Bridge Modern Bridge (Unnamed Road) Moka Line Railway Bridge Moka Line Railway Bridge, Quartier Militaire Moka Line Railway Bridge, Rose-Hill Moka Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Mon Goût Road Bridge Mon Songe Sugar Estate Bridge Mon Songe Sugar Estate Bridge Ruin Mongelard Street Bridge, Rose-Belle Morcellement Pousson Road Bridge Napoleon Bridge, Lavenir Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Bagatelle Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Beau Songes Narrow Guage Railway Bridge, Bel Ombre SE Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Chazal Eco Tourism Route Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Chazal Eco Tourism Route Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Chazal Eco Tourism Route Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Chazal Eco Tourism Route Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Chazal Eco Tourism Route Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Côte d'Or Sugar Estate Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Hermitage Sugar Estate Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Medine Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Pamplemousses Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Souvenir SE Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Ste. Marie Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, Valton Sugar Estate Nehru Road Bridge 1 Nehru Road Bridge 2 Nehru Road Bridge 3 Nehru Road Irrigation Channel Culvert New B71 (Camp Fouquereaux Road) Bridge B8 Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge B8 Road Bridge Nicolay Bridge Noor E Islam Mosque Street Bridge, Port-Louis Northern Line Railway Bridge Northern Line Railway Bridge, Flacq Old B28 Bridge, Ferney Old B71 (Camp Fouquereaux Road) Bridge Old Bridge Abutments, Albion Old Bridge, Chamarel Old Grande Rivière Nord Ouest Road Bridge Old Hermitage Bridge, B71 Old Tamarin Bridge Footings Olivia - Bridge Omnicane Bridge Pailles Junction Road Bridge Palma - Henrietta Road Bridge Palmerstone Bridge Pamplemousses Gardens Bridge Pamplemousses Road Bridge, Port-Louis Papayes Bridge, Black River Pedestrian Bridge, Bernica Road, Vacoas Petit Bel Air Bridge Petit Saint Amand Bridge Phoenix - Plaisance Road Bridge Pitot Bridge Plaisance Branch Line Railway Bridge Pointe Brocus Bridge No. 1 Polytechnics Mauritius New Bridge Pont Blanc Pont Blanc (No. 1) Pont Bourgeois Pont De St Avold, 1875 Pont Depotoire Pont La Reine Pont Praslin Pont St Joseph, Aout 1884 Poste de Flacq Bridge (B15) Railway Bridge Rivière du Rempart Railway Bridge Reduit Metro Express Bridge Le Reduit Moka Line Railway Bridge Replacement Grande Rivière Nord Ouest Road Bridge Rerathe Bridge, Pamplemousses Rich Fond Bridges Riche Bois Road Bridge (B90) Riche en Eau Road Bridge Riche Fond Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge Riche-en-Eau Sugar Estate Bridge Riche-en-Eau Sugar Estate Bridge Riche-en-Eau Sugar Estate Bridge & Water Management Riche-en-Eau Sugar Estate Culvert & Water Management Richemare Bridge River Naidu Culvert, Souillac Riviere Baptiste Bridge No. 1 Rivière Céré Road Bridge (B25) Rivière Céré Twin Box Culvert (B25) Rivière des Anguilles Bridge St Aubin Railway Bridge Rivière des Galets Girder Bridge Rivière du Poste Bridge, La Flora Riviere du Poste Railway Bridge Riviere du Poste Road Bridge Rivière du Rempart Railway Bridge Rivière du Tombeau Bridge, Arsenal Rivière Francois Railway Bridge, Northern Line Rivière Rempart Bridge Road Bridge (Road to Prince Maurice Hotel) Road Bridge Central Flacq Road Bridge, Bel Ombre SE Road Bridge, Dagotiere Road Bridge, Dubreuil Road Bridge, Henrietta Road Bridge, Vallée du Paradis Robertson Bridge, Rose-Hill Robinson Street Bridge Rochester Falls North Side Bridge Rochester Falls South Side Bridge Rose Belle Railway Bridge Rose Belle Sugar Estate Bridge Saint Amand Bridge Sans Souci Bridge Savanne Line Railway Bridge Savanne Line Railway Bridge, Rose-Belle Savanne Railway Line Bridge, Britannia Savanne Road Culverts Shivala Road Bridge, Dagotiere Sky Dive Road Bridge Small Agricultural Bridge, L'Escalier Small Bridge (A9 Savanne Road) Small Bridge to Playground, Highlands Small Bridge, Nehru Road Small Bridge, Tamarin Small Culvert, off Camp Mapou Road Small Culvert, Sugar Estate Haul Road Small Pipe Culvert Small Unnamed Railway Bridge, Savanne Line Solitude Bridge, Balaclava Souillac Bridge, St Pierre St Aubin Sugar Estate Bridge St Avold Sugar Estate Bridge St Avold Sugar Estate Culvert St Clement Street Bridge St Hubert Road Bridge St Julien Bridge St Julien Village Bridge St. Louis Bridge St Paul Road Bridge B4, Vacoas St Philomene Street Road Bridge St Pierre Bridge Ste Marie Road Bridge Stevenson Bridge Sugar Estate Culvert Suspected Narrow Gauge Railway Bridge, l'Escalier Sugar Estate Tamarin Bridge Tamarin Estate Bridge Terre Rouge, Verdun, Trianon Link Road Bridge Thomasin Road Bridge Tranquille Bridge Trianon Bridge Trianon Sugar Estate Bridge Trianon Bridge (Partly Demolished) Trianon Bridge Triple Box Culvert, B15 Trois Islots Bridge, Beauchamp Unclassified Road Bridge, Albion Union Bridge Unnamed Bridge, Moka Unnamed Bridge, River Moka Unnamed Bridge, St. Pierre Unnamed Railway Bridge, Savanne Line Valetta Bridge No. 1 Valton Bridge Victoria Bridge, Montagne Longue Wellington Bridge

Culverts

There are a large number of culverts found throughout Mauritius. Employed where it was necessary to traverse a smaller water course or irrigation channel, there are many different varieties found around Mauritius.

Whilst the majority are box culverts made of basalt stone, you can also find pipe culverts made of boiler plate steel, shaped and riveted requiring significant skill and effort.

A7 Culvert, Verdun Agricultural Culvert, Wooton B20 Culvert, Khoyratty B23 Culvert 01 B23 Culvert 02 B23 Sugar Estate Culvert B28 Culvert B90 Riche Bois Road Culvert (1 of 2) B90 Riche Bois Road Culvert (2 of 2) Bel Ombre Sugar Estate Culvert Belle Rive Sugar Estate Culvert Box Culvert, Upper Dagotiere Culvert, B51 Culvert, Quartier Militaire Deep River Beau Champ Sugar Estate Culvert 01 Deep River Beau Champ Sugar Estate Culvert 02 l'Escalier Narrow Gauge Railway Culvert Mahébourg Road Culvert Nehru Road Irrigation Channel Culvert Riche-en-Eau Sugar Estate Culvert & Water Management River Naidu Culvert, Souillac Savanne Road Culverts Small Culvert, off Camp Mapou Road Small Culvert, Sugar Estate Haul Road Small Pipe Culvert St Avold Sugar Estate Culvert Sugar Estate Culvert Triple Box Culvert, B15

Embankments

Mauritius was serviced by around 155 miles of standard gauge railway track on two primary lines and four secondary lines. Embankments were constructed to provide a better level for the track which in turn allowed for a more constant speed.

There were also a number of narrow gauge railways constructed to service some of the sugar mills and embankments were again used to level the track as much as possible.

Bain des Négresses Railway Embankment Culverted Railway Embankment, Savanne Line