New pedestrian walkway now links Cocentaina and Alcoy

A 27-ton, 38-meter-long pedestrian walkway connecting Alcoy and Cocentaina was put into place yesterday forcing the closure of the N-340 while the bridge was put into place.

Following years of pedestrians having to walk along the highway just centimetres from cars, the two municipalities finally got together to pay for a bridge over the Barranc Ravine.

The bridge was built at a cost of 110,000 euros of which the city of Alcoy will pay 70% with the remainder being paid by the town of Cocentaina.

The mayor of Cocentaina, Mireia Estepa, present during the work, stressed that the installation of the catwalk “is the final touch to three years of work and collaboration between the two municipalities. It is through the cooperation of the municipalities how the territory is structured “.

For his part, the Councilor for Works, Jordi Martínez, also present at the meeting, said that this new infrastructure “improves safety and makes life a lot easier for people who walk or cycle on foot in the area”.

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