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Bilbao

Night closure of the Deusto bridge for maintenance works

Maria Jose Gonzalez

June 15, 2024 | 8:00 a.m.

Last phase of maintenance work

El Bilbao City Hall has announced that the Deusto Bridge will be closed to night traffic between 21:00 and 06:00 Monday to Thursday of next week. This closure is due to the last phase of the maintenance work that is being carried out on this emblematic infrastructure of the city.

During previous work, the bolts and bolts of the two mobile sections of the bridge, a crucial intervention to reduce the jump that occurs between the two decks. These components are essential to guarantee the stability and safety of the bridge, especially in its mobile function that allows boats to pass through the Bilbao estuary.

Details intervention

In this last phase, the installation of bolts manufactured specifically for the Deusto Bridge. The main objective of this intervention is to continue reducing the clearances at the union of the two keys of the bridge, thus ensuring greater durability and optimal functioning of the bridge.

These bolts, designed and manufactured to measure, represent a significant improvement in the bridge infrastructure, allowing a firmer and more stable connection between the mobile sections. This type of intervention is crucial to keep the bridge in optimal conditions and ensure its long-term operability.

Impact on mobility and alternatives

The night closure of the Deusto Bridge will temporarily affect mobility in the area. Bilbao City Council has urged drivers to plan their routes in advance and consider alternatives during closing hours. The use of other nearby bridges is recommended, as well as public transport, which will not be affected by these works.

These closure measures have been planned at night precisely to minimize the impact on daily traffic and citizens' activities. Despite the temporary inconvenience, these maintenance tasks are essential to ensure the long-term safety and proper functioning of the bridge.

The Deusto Bridge, inaugurated in 1936, is one of the most iconic infrastructures in Bilbao, not only for its functional importance but also for its historical and architectural value. Keeping this bridge in optimal conditions is a priority for the City Council, which has committed to making the necessary investments for its conservation.

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