JAVEA’S new Triana bridge has reopened to pedestrians and traffic.
Although the town hall made no plans for an official inauguration, dozens of residents gathered at the €487,381 structure over the mouth of the River Gorgos to watch as Javea mayor Jose Chulvi signed off the completed bridge.
The contractors then formally removed the tapes and barriers, clearing the way for the first pedestrians and traffic.
The bridge was badly damaged when the Gorgos flooded in 2007 and despite surviving successive storms it had to be closed to traffic following the Isolated High Altitude Depression (DANA) last September.
Even when work finally began, it was interrupted by Storm Gloria in January and the State of Alarm restrictions in March.
Timetable apart, planning and building the new bridge was complex as it involved four separate Administrations and the contractor awarded the original contract abandoned the project before making a start, Chulvi pointed out.
Improvements have been made to the connection with Avenida Marina Española and it only remains for the contractors to remove the base of the old bridge.