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Latest coastal walkway footbridge forms key link by Estepona's El Ángel beach

  • The new structure will connect the Playa del Ángel and Villas Andaluzas housing developments for the first time

A new section of the ambitious plan for a footpath the length of the Costa del Sol took a step forward recently in Estepona.

Last week contractors for the local council swung into place a wooden footbridge spanning a dry river bed at El Ángel beach. The new structure will connect the Playa del Ángel and Villas Andaluzas housing developments for the first time. Originally the developers of the properties promised to put in the bridge in 2003, but it was never built. Now the council is calling in part of the developers' original deposit guarantee to pay for it.

The bridge measures 52 metres long by three metres wide and is expected to be open in September. It forms part of the 'Senda Litoral', a mega project to have a walkway along the Malaga province coastline. The overall scheme is sponsored by the Diputación provincial authority. Last week Diputación representatives were in the nearby Casares and Manilva municipalities unveiling more plans for different sections of the route.