The summer has been crucial to the implementation of the new bridge in Urbi, that will eliminate the risk of flooding in the Biscayne villages of Galdakao and Basauri.
Urbi´s infrastructure was demolished on July 29th. The demolition work lasted a day and a half. Since then, VDA. Sainz has not only met the deadlines set by URA, the Basque Agency under the Department of Environment and Territorial Planning of the Basque Government, responsible for the canalization of the Ibaizabal.??
The new infrastructure, which will have a maximum width at its location (13.60 meters) and consist of two lanes of 3.30 meters, two sidewalks of 2.50 meters each and a cycle path of 2 meters wide.?? The fact to move from the current 9.80 meters width to the final 13.60 meters, impacts on how to execute the work and that the difference of 3.80 meters space has avoid to install a footbridge parallel to the bridge. Hence there is still a need to adapt the way of the margin next to the pedestrian bridge.??
The replacement of Urbi´s bridge course -along with the recently replaced Bridgestone Bridge, the demolition of the dam of Urbi and the expansion of the hydraulic section of the river- will eliminate the risks posed by the inadequate drain capacity of the channel through the industrial areas of Galdakao and Basauri-Zarátamo.