New bridge built to improve connections in the Guadalhorce valley opens

Salado with Ledesma at the inauguration of the bridge.
Salado with Ledesma at the inauguration of the bridge. / SUR
  • Rainfall would cause the river to burst its banks, blocking the road which connects Alhaurín el Grande and Villafranco del Guadalhorce

The new bridge over the river Fahala between Villafranco del Guadalhorce and Alhaurín el Grande opened to the public on Saturday, bringing an end to the periodical connection issues in the Guadalhorce valley during periods of bad weather.

In recent years, rainfall would see the river burst its banks and flood the vital connecting road for this inland area.

Now, however, with this 700,000-euro bridge, those problems should be a thing of the past and the small hamlet (1,500 people) shouldn't become isolated again.

President of the Diputación provincial government, Francis Salado, joined the town's mayor Toñi Ledesma to open the new infrastructure to the public.

"This bridge is a clear example of this legislation's commitment to improving connections between municipalities and the hamlets that form part of them," said Salado.