Building a bridge… finally!

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Building a bridge. finally!
PLANNING AHEAD: Javea Mayor Jose Chulvi with architect and engineer Francisco Valiente Photo credit Javea Ayuntamiento

AFTER TEN YEARS, the bridge over the river Gorgos on Javea’s Avenida Mediterraneo(Puente de Triana) will finally be rebuilt.

The project has been put out to tender with a budget of €567,000

Javea Mayor Jose Chulvi acknowledged the time it has taken to get the project to this stage, a result of the sheer number of external public bodies involved.

Now, having overcome various bureaucracies, Javea Council plans for the rebuilding to begin in Spring 2018 to be complete by the summer.

The bridge has been in a state of disrepair since October 2007 when major flooding caused damage to its concrete supports, leaving just the inner framework that supports its weight.

Since then, it has been closed to heavy traffic including local buses.

The damages were assessed in 2014 when Javea Council paid for a technical study to be carried out. The study recommended demolishing the bridge and rebuilding it completely.

The new bridge will be wider and will also provide access for pedestrians.

The project will take around three months to execute but traffic will only need to be diverted for 4-5 weeks since part of the project can be completed with the circulation of cars.

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