Suspension bridge nears completion
Work on Gibraltar’s newest enhancement to the Upper Rock and new tourist attraction a 71 metre long suspension bridge at Royal Anglian Way is set to be completed by the end of March.
The constructed over a 50 metre gorge, has been undertaken by local firm Bovis Koala and is part of the Gibraltar’s Government refurbishment programme of the Upper Rock within the Gibraltar Nature Reserve.
The project which involves anchoring and foundation works, has been carried out in conjunction with the Spanish contractor I Muntanya, who specialise in suspension bridges in the Pyrenees.
The main structure of the bridge was assembled in Spain and is currently in the process of being installed.
The suspension bridge will form part of a sustainable tourism initiative, which includes the clean-up and restoration of Upper Rock country walks to encourage a healthier lifestyle and outdoor activities.
This will complement the innovative Nature Lover, History Buff, Let’s Go Ape and Thrill Seeker trails, marketed as part of a concerted drive to rebrand the Upper Rock and upgrade tourist infrastructure.
The suspension bridge offers residents and tourists the opportunity to experience Gibraltar’s primary natural asset and renovated heritage features.