Funds sought to repair bridge

The Lagos Municipal Authority is trying to raise funds on a community basis for the repair of the D. Maria II bridge, which links the town to Meia Praia but has been closed for a year owing to the risk of collapse.

The cost of the renovation work is estimated at €900,000 and the local authority was hoping to obtain financial assistance from the Jerónimo Martins group which owns the supermarket next to the bridge.

Negotiations with the company, however, are at an impasse, accordingto the local mayor Júlio Barroso, who said that it is very unlikely that the repair can be done before the summer.

The mayor emphasised that the local authority are unable to find sufficient funds to go ahead with the work so help is needed.