Bridge stays closed

Lagos’ D. Maria II bridge will not reopen in time for the summer as was original predicted by the câmara.  The bridge, which dates back to Roman times, is currently closed for repair works after the National Lab for Civil Engineering detected serious damage to some of its supporting pillars. Lagos Mayor Júlio Barroso says the bridge requires more work than had been anticipated and is expected to cost the câmara around €1 million. “We had originally budgeted for around €300,000,” he said.  A public tender for the project’s repair works will be launched soon.