Much-needed bridge reopens in Javea

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FIRST ACROSS: Trying out the new Triana BridgePhoto credit: Javea town hall

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. 

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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 startChulvi 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. 

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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