Muíños will turn the O Corgo footbridge into a tourist icon

The pedestrian footbridge of O Corgo will undergo a reform that will affect its structure and also its aesthetic image, with the aim of turning it into an iconic and representative element of Muíños and its tourist and sports complex located on the banks of the As Conchas reservoir.

The first vice-president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alfonso Rueda, travelled yesterday to A Baixa Limia to sign a collaboration agreement that will pay for the intervention amounting to 174,000 euros, of which 120,000 euros will be provided by the regional executive and the remaining 54,000 euros will be borne by the Diputación de Ourense. “With this intervention we want the Corgo footbridge to be a new attraction, not just a pedestrian walkway”, emphasised Plácido Álvarez, councillor of Muíños, whom Rueda referred to in his speech as a “thoroughbred” mayor in his eagerness to improve the resources and quality of life of the neighbours and with a municipal commitment to develop a first class tourist offer in the interior of Galicia.

The intervention on the footbridge, 65 metres long and 1.5 metres wide, which connects the different tourist, recreational and hotel facilities on both sides of the river, will allow the development of “a spatial structure with varied, intense and easily accessible perspectives”, explained the municipal architect Charo Dacal. The work, the result of which can be seen from different points of Muíños and also from the other bank, will involve the demolition of the floor and railings to proceed to a structural reinforcement adapted to current regulations, which will incorporate a spatial design with two metal arches on each side connected by tensors and several canopies that will make the route more dynamic with exhibition spaces for advertising municipal events.

During his visit to Muíños, Alfonso Rueda highlighted the new aid order published last Friday for actions to improve tourist infrastructures in Galician municipalities with up to 10,000 inhabitants. The Galician Government has approved an allocation of 3.5 million euros to promote the recovery, accessibility and signposting of tourist resources in these municipalities in order to consolidate the tourist offer in rural areas through the enhancement of their historical, cultural, heritage and landscape wealth.

Asked about the Supramunicipal Emergency Groups, with A Baixa Limia having two GES in Muíños and Lobios, Rueda highlighted their “fundamental role in emergencies” and alluded to the presence of the local councillor himself, Plácido Álvarez, in the commission “who has to leave them prepared for the coming years”.

Source: La Región

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