A BRIDGE TOO FAR: Government warns that 66 of the country’s bridges have “serious security problems”

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REPAIR NEEDED: The Jose Leon de Carranza bridge on the CA-36 in Cadiz needs work. Credit: Wikipedia.es


SPAIN’S central Government has admitted several bridges on Malaga’s roads pose a serious security risk.

Officials from the Ministry for Development explained 66 of the country’s bridges have, “serious security problems,” with only 6.5 per cent of those on Spain’s road network in perfect condition.

According to figures from the department’s Bridge Management System (GSP), Malaga and Cadiz each have nine bridges needing urgent repair work.  The Ministry for Development assured road users none of these problems pose either a structural danger of collapse or risk to drivers, however.

The GSP collates reports and photographs of the condition of the almost 23,000 bridges throughout Spain’s road network, which are visited at least once every five years. The data is not available publically for, “security reasons.”

The Ministry for Development told one publication 19 of the 66 structures considered worst affected have been repaired, while 17 are in the process of being fixed.  One has since been demolished.

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