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Begin work on restoration of the Bridge of the Devil

Begin work on restoration of the Bridge of the Devil

The City Council of Tarragona has begun restoration work on the Devil's Bridge, the name by which this is known aqueduct, aqueduct is the only accessible through its channel. While the month of March has been made as a pre clean vegetation, now have fences around the perimeter and has begun to put the scaffolding in the middle of the aqueduct. As explained by the deputy mayor of Heritage Tarragona, Rosa Rossell "has finally reached a solution to restore a half on both sides and then the other, which does not prevent tourists visiting and photographing the bridge, always through the security fence. " The deputy mayor has added further that "this important rehabilitation is to leave the bridge in optimum condition so that it can last 2000 years, because he had never done such a fitting i is part of the action integral enclosure, which includes cleaning the forest, restoration of gardens and romantic works of Puig i Valls School. Moreover, the architect in charge of the restoration project, Joan Albert Adell, explained that there will be a work of restoration and a parallel analysis to understand how and when built the Devil's Bridge. According Adell "do not do anything that is not strictly necessary for the restoration," but what it will, to raise awareness about the role of the Roman aqueducts, "is to pass a sheet of water continues to visit the bridge as work, as it is the only visitable aqueduct across the canal. " The project budget is 2.5 MEUR, 75% funded by the Ministry of Development, Cultural 1% and the remainder by the City Council. The project, implemented by the company Estudio Método de la Restauración, SL, will be completed in 26 months. © im365

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