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Vigo Fairgrounds will be connected to the airport by a footbridge


Peinador and Ifevi will be connected within weeks by a "walk" of 281 meters.

Copasa is about to finish the footbridge that will link the airport parking P1 and the docks area for ??heavy vehicle parking to the fairgrounds. According to sources from the Ministry of Development, technicians are filling the soil together and in the next few weeks they will finish the handrails and doorways as well as cleaning and conditioning works. These works will be  finished by February. The structure looks as practically finished. Last December, Official sources stated that the gateway will be open every day. The ownership and operation will be undertaken by Aena, under the UN agreement signed with the General Directorate of Highways.

The works started in the beginning of November, when the first structural supports were set up. In the middle of that month, the cranes moved the first sections of the footbridge, which were fully assembled in a matter of weeks. The work was awarded to the company Copasa at the end of 2014 and it was worth 1.3 million euros.

The structure is 281.3 meters long and according to the initial project, it consists of 10 spans of between 9.12 and 40 meters long based on 11 pillars. In his highest point it reaches 9 meters high and access provides access to the fairgrounds, Tram Avenue and Airport Avenue. The footbridge -built with galvanised steel - has a rooftop and was designed with geometric forms playing with the dimensions and angles of the surface. This footbridge  has been claimed by users and trade fair congress organizers from Ifevi.

(Source: Faro de Vigo)