Restoration starts on landmark bridge in Estación de Cártama

The well-known iron bridge.
The well-known iron bridge. / SUR
  • Works on the bridge, which is now pedestrian only, will focus on repainting, cleaning and strengthening

The well-known iron bridge over the Guadalhorce river at Estación de Cártama will soon be fully restored.

The local council will be spending over half a million euros in the next six months, with work due to start next week. The mayor of Cártama, Jorge Gallardo, highlighted the historic value of the bridge, built in the early part of the last century.

"After several years waiting for paperwork to go through, work is starting that residents have been crying out for for some time," he explained.

Work had been held up as ownership had to be transferred from the regional government to the council and the structure needed to be listed.

The main focus of the work on the bridge, which is now pedestrian only, will be strengthening, cleaning and repainting. Floodlighting will also be installed and its use as a viewpoint encouraged.

The bridge was completed in 1931 in the Functional style.