The construction of the new access bridge to the Salt de l’Aigua school complex continues

This infrastructure, included in the Universal Accessibility project, saves Derramador ravine and extends Barca del Bou street to Comunidada Europea avenue
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The construction of the new access bridge to the Salt de l’Aigua school complex continues.
The construction of the new access bridge to the Salt de l’Aigua school complex continues.

The construction of the new access bridge to Salt de l'Aigua school complex is progressing at a good pace, as pointed out by the mayor, Toni Pérez, who has stressed that it is “a vital work for a complex that adds more than 40 years providing fundamentally educational services, but that is also a great connection node for sports facilities ”of the Palau d'Esports l'Illa.

At the moment, and once the lateral foundations have been made, “work is already being carried out on the execution of the bridge board, which will save the Derramador ravine and thus prolong Barca del Bou street, which currently ends next to Gabriel Miró school and to IES l'Almadrava, until the Comunidad Europea avenue generating this new access ”, has detailed the mayor, who has followed the development of part of this action together with the Councilors of Works and Education, José Ramón González de Zárate and Maite Moreno .

Toni Pérez recalled that this action “is included as an improvement, at the proposal of the City Council, in the project of Universal Universal Accessibility and Sustainability”; a project with a budget of 2 million euros and 50% financed by the Provincial Council of Alicante and the City Council. Specifically, this improvement is valued at more than 600,000 euros and in addition to providing new access and connection to the complex with European Community Avenue "will improve mobility and security in the area."

The mayor has reported that it is a "very ambitious work" that covers the "historical" need to "provide more and better connections to this educational complex, and will be completed before it ends year". In this way, the new bridge will be operational "just around Christmas school holidays."

It has also influenced that this infrastructure "benefits public transport, emergency vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, students and teachers" of this school complex, which "80% of students in Benidorm is concentrated" . This percentage translates into about 6,800 students distributed in two public schools, four Secondary Education Institutes (IES), Official Language School and National Distance Education University (UNED).

Bridge technical data

In the construction of the 9 meter long bridge, 32 frames have been used, distributed in two parallel piles of 16 frames each. For the placement of these frames it has been necessary to use a large crane, since each piece weighs 13.5 tons. A layer of hearth and firm will be spread over these frames. In addition, a breakwater has been placed both in the channel and on the slopes 15 meters upstream and 10 meters downstream.