An image of what the footbridge will look like once completed. / SUR

Latest section of Malaga province's coastal path to be a footbridge over the River Torrox

The 165-metre bridge will form part of the 'Senda Litoral', which will eventually connect all 170 kilometres of the Costa del Sol's coastline

EUGENIO CABEZAS TORROX.

A new phase of Malaga's coastal path; the project to link a new section of the 170 kilometres of the Costa del Sol's coastline for pedestrians, was announced on Monday 9 January.

It is a 163-metre footbridge over the Torrox River, in the Axarquía town of the same name. Malaga's provincial authority, La Diputación de Málaga, is to invest 1.2 million euros to build the section.

The footbridge will give continuity to the four kilometres of the coastal path that Torrox already has to the west of the town and will connect with another new section that will run from the Punta del Faro area to the town's El Peñoncillo beach. It will be three-metres wide and have wooden handrails.

The Diputación has already given Torrox town hall 420,000 euros to build the Punta del Faro to El Peñoncillo section, which will be about 400 metres long.

Wooden paving will be installed, public gardens in the area will be reorganised and work will be carried out to regenerate the environment around the coastal path.

Since 2017, the Diputación has invested 1.3 million euros in various sections of the coastal path in Torrox, including a 30-metre footbridge over the river Güi and another 45-metre one over the Manzano stream, as well as improvements to the El Morche and Los Llanos promenades.

The coastal path project, which was first launched in 2017, continues to progress well along the Costa del Sol and is already 85 per cent complete.