Ronda bridge partly closed to traffic

The famous bridge over the Ronda gorge.
The famous bridge over the Ronda gorge. / V.M.
  • The move has divided local public opinion

A controversial new scheme to partly close Ronda's Puente Nuevo to traffic came into force this week.

Cars are banned from this, the main bridge across the gorge, every day from 10am to 1.30pm and 5 to 8pm, unless their drivers live in the oldest part of the town, La Ciudad.

The move has divided the local population.

Some agree that the bridge needs to be protected, but others are concerned that the southern side of Ronda is now almost completely cut off.