Municipality of Tavira announces start of work on new bridge over Almargem River
The municipality of Tavira announced this Thursday that the contract for the implementation of a pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Almargem River (in Cabanas) is already underway.
At this point, the old structure has already been dismantled, and been followed by the assembly of the new bridge.
The council will be working with a wooden construction specialist called Carmo estimating that the construction period will last a maximum of 120 days.
It is recalled that in a statement released to the press in recent weeks, the Municipality stated that the bridge had “very poor safety conditions in relation to the regulatory requirements laid down by law, as well as the detected anomalies, lead us to question its full use, for both pedestrians and cyclists.”
Back in April construction work on a bridge down the river was completed. These works were done on the bridge over the river Almargem on 125 Road, between Tavira and Conceiçã.
The process lasted seven months, after the end of the construction work was pushed back by fifteen days. This bridge had a core structural problem. Its renovation was part of the requalification of the road and it represented an investment of 500.000 euros by Infraestruturas de Portugal.