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The Diputación Provincial de Huesca (DPH) has started the works of the bridge over the ravine of Espluga, in axis Esera-Isábena. It's a bridge of 152 meters in length and a height of 66 meters above the bed of the ravine Espluga and is acting "most shocking" being carried out in the works of the road linking the valleys the Ésera and the Isábena.

The budget for the execution of these works, which are carried out in the environment of the municipality of Valle de Lierp, amounted to nearly three million euros and is part of one of the sections of the works of the axis between the two valleys. More than 70 percent of the works of this axis are finished or under construction.

"The execution of this bridge saves the slope of the ravine of Espluga, and also avoids the environmental impact on the Congosto of Egea. Undoubtedly it is a very important performance, and a breakthrough in the aim of backbone of this region of Ribagorza", has valued the Vice President of the DPH, Miguel Gracia.

The Vice-President of the provincial institution pointed out that the improvement and expansion of this cross road will allow complete communication between the sections of the valleys of the Isábena and Esera in the eastern part of the Aragonese Pyrenees.

Own execution of this bridge is notable from the technical point of view, emphasizes the DPH in a statement, explaining that a few brackets have been installed on both sides of the ravine and already on the bed of the ravine two pillars of more than 50 meters high rise.

A large metal structure on which glide beams that will form the bridge was installed in one of the banks. There are five parts between 25 and 46 meters long, depending on the distance saving. The weight of each one of them is around 200 tons.

Two of the beams (32.5 meters and 25 meters and placed on one of the pillars) are already installed and the next step is to change the metal structure from shore to perform the same operation on the other side. Only the installation of the metal structure involves three days of work and once five beams are installed a so-called work of post-tensioning are conducted and which serve to give continuity to the whole, they indicate the same sources.

In the work work about 40 people from the Union temporary of companies (UTE) Viacron-Horpisa, who also work in the rest of the harness that runs this UTE and adding 1.7 kilometers of road. As in the rest of the works, work following environmental criteria and all material being removed is reused in performances of this same axis.


This work is being carried out thanks to the collaboration since 2002 between the Diputación de Huesca and the Government of Aragon, which will improve the 17 kilometres linking across the road HU-V-9601, the locations of countryside and Veracruz.

There are more than 7.5 km already built in previous years and which has been invested 4.8 billion euros. The Diputación de Huesca's collaboration with the Government of Aragon has been developed through different agreements, aimed at the completion of the work in its total and of which only remains tender a stretch of about two kilometers, which be tendered "in brief".

The total of all these conventions added some 16 million euros. The project includes different actions according to the sections: from the extension of the road, until the Elimination of curves or the realization of completely new stretches that eliminate the most dangerous points on the road, significantly cutting travel between the two valleys and increasing levels of road safety.


Traffic that runs through this route is mostly of regional interest and connection between locations in the Ribagorza region. It also serves to heavy traffic from livestock and timber from the area activities besides that it is a means of communication with great tourist potential and whose improvement will enhance communications designed to facilitate mobility through the Pyrenees.

Fuente: www.europapress.es