Work to resume on Maro footbridge

The Ministry of Public Works is hoping to restart work on the bridge to connect the Nerja Caves and the village of Maro, a project which has been at a standstill since the summer.

The €1.2 million project has been beset with problems, mostly of a party political nature.

The Ministry of Public Works began the project in December 2007, believing it to fall within the scope of the building of the A-7 highway. After work began, the Nerja Council ordered a halt to the project, saying that a permit was required from the Department of Culture as the structure was within an area of ‘special cultural interest’ – Bien de Interés Cultural (BIC).

This was duly sorted out but in June, the Council requested several changes to be made to the plans. These, too, now seem to have been sorted and the Ministry hopes to restart work by the end of this month.

It is now hoped that the footbridge will be finished by the summer and its inauguration will form part of the Nerja Caves 50th anniversary celebrations.

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