After a surprisingly painless visit to the bank this morning – no queue, just one man seemingly conducting the finances of the world…or discussing his vacation – I ambled over the Puente Viejo and down to the riverside walkway. What a stench on the bridge…and down the zig-zag path. It was so bad that, had I already had breakfast, I would probably have been re-aquainted with it.
There have been the odd drainage problems on the bridge in recent times. At least I hope the problem was on the bridge and not in the river itself.
Strangely, the Council today issued an update on progress on the ‘urgent’ repairs and resurfacing of the bridge after questions by local residents. The Council point out that the administrative tasks involved in carrying out the urgent repairs cannot be completed in a week, which is why there is no evidence of anything actually happening
The project, with a (starting) budget of €90,000, was only finally approved in December 2016 after a local referendum in October 2015 to decide ‘asphalt or cobbles’ for the bridge. So it is seemingly on target to be completed within a few years of being first discussed, which is quite some achievement and shows it really must be ‘urgent’.