Queen Street Bridge Act

Act 22 of 1979


Queen Street Bridge Act

Act 22 of 1979

  • Commenced on 17 November 1979
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Queen Street Bridge Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—"Bank" means the Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited.

3. Permission to build footbridge

(1)The Bank may build a footbridge, in the manner specified in the Schedule, for the purpose of connecting 2 buildings situate at Queen Street in the District of Port Louis.
(2)The Bank shall, at all times and at its own cost, maintain the footbridge in good repair and ensure that it is not a source of danger to the public.

4. Withdrawal from public domain

(1)The footbridge—
(a)shall not form part of the public domain; and
(b)shall be the property of the State.
(2)The part of the road underneath the footbridge shall continue to be dedicated to public use.

5. Annual fee

(1)The Bank shall, on 1 July in every year, pay to the Government of Mauritius such fee as the Minister, after consultation with the Bank, may determine.
(2)The fee payable under subsection (1) may be revised after every period of 5 years.

6. Amendment of Schedule

The Minister may, by regulations, amend the Schedule.

Schedule (Section 3 (1))

The footbridge shall be—
(a)at a distance of 53 feet or 16.15 metres from the junction of Queen Street with Sir William Newton Street;
(b)at a height of 17 feet or 5.18 metres above Queen Street;
(c)of a length of 46 feet and one inch or 14.05 metres and a width of 15 feet or 4.57 metres;
(d)of such construction and design as the Minister may approve.
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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
17 November 1979