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The Denham Suspension Bridge in Region 8

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Published: 11th of May, 2023 by Patrick Carpen

Last updated: May 17, 2024 at 22:14 pm

The Denham Suspension Bridge is located at Mahdia, Region 8, Guyana, South America. In 2024, the Denham Suspension Bridge, a British architectural marvel, became 91 years old and is still standing strong. The Denham suspension bridge was constructed in the year 1933 during British colonial rule of then British Guiana. It was constructed by Scottish engineer John Aldi and named after then Governor of British Guiana, Sir Edward Brandis Denham.

Video showing parts of the Denham Suspension Bridge

The Denham Suspension Bridge, also called the Garraway Stream Bridge, and by local miners, the Cassandra Crossing, was constructed to link Bartica to Mahdia. It is built over the Potaro River at a location known as the Garraway Stream.

Video of the Potaro River filmed from on top of the Denham Suspension Bridge.

In the year 2020, the bridge was rehabilitated by the then APNU/AFC administration and declared capable of accommodating light vehicular traffic up to ten tons.

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