De Bosset Bridge
De Bosset Bridge and the Obelisk
Take a stroll along De Bosset Bridge, the largest stone bridge over a body of sea water in the world. It was built in 1813 thanks to a Swiss engineer named Charles Philippe De Bosset who was employed by the British Army. From the bridge, visitors can see the four-faced symmetrical Kolona obelisk that once served as a tribute to Great Britain. Keep an eye out of loggerhead turtles—the natural lagoon formed by the bridge has become their breeding ground.
By Candice Walsh, AFAR Local Expert
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