Triana bridge pronounced safe for pedestrians

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CLOSEUP: Jose Chulvi with the inspection team Photo credit: Javea town hall

JAVEA town hall announced that the Triana bridge could reopen for pedestrians.

The municipal engineer and town hall experts, who drafted plans to pull down and reconstruct the existing bridge, have now inspected the structure.

The bridge, which crosses the Gorgos rivermouth has been affected by bad weather in the past and was closed during the recent Isolated Depression at High Level (DANA).

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The inspection team, accompanied by Javea’s mayor Jose Chulvi, paid particular attention to the underside of the reinforced concrete structure and cracks in the road above.

The bridge can safely bear the weight of pedestrians, they found, but decided to close it to vehicles until its rehabilitation, which is due to begin soon.

Chulvi pointed out that the contract to carry out the work will be awarded this week. Although scheduled to begin some time ago, work was delayed after the original contractor abandoned the project.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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