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The new Guadalhorce bridge to open to pedestrians and bikes at the end of July

The wooden bridge into the Guadalhorce nature reserve in Malaga.
The wooden bridge into the Guadalhorce nature reserve in Malaga. / Salvador Salas
  • The wooden bridge is almost finished, but completion was delayed due to work to reinforce the structure

The long-awaited footbridge at the mouth of the Guadalhorce river is due to open to pedestrians and cyclists at the end of this month, Malaga city councillor Raúl López announced this week.

He explained that the delayed opening date was due to extra reinforcement work required to stabilise the wooden structure.

The project, carried out jointly between the city hall and the provincial authority (Diputación), will connect the west side of the city with the Guadalhorce nature reserve, popular with bird enthusiasts, walkers and cyclists.

The bridge also serves to fill another gap in the Senda Litoral, the project to build a continuous path along the entire Costa del Sol from Nerja to Manilva.