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Money over the bridge

PUBLISHED: March 5, 2013 at 9:10 am  •  LAST EDITED: March 5, 2013 at 7:33 am
Andalucia, Lead2  •  5 Comments

Money over the bridge

• The Aguila aqueduct has recently been renovated

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NERJA Town Hall is calling for a change in legislation after over  €180,000 of renovation funding was withheld by the Junta.

The money was promised to the town for renovating its emblematic Aguila aqueduct near Maro nearly two years ago.

However the Junta claims it cannot release the funds until other nearby towns have finished various other individual projects.

The aqueduct was built in the 19th century to carry water to the now-derelict San Joaquin sugar factory.

It still carries water for irrigation purposes.

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March 5th, 2013 10:56 am

The Junta. The new mafia.


March 5th, 2013 10:59 am

as used in harry potter . . .


March 5th, 2013 1:26 pm

What a fantastic looking aqueduct why don’t we withhold the money and let it fall down, what is wrong with this country.

El Bairdo

March 5th, 2013 4:52 pm

Quite possibly the Junta’s decision is related to the fact that Nerja is controlled by the Partido Popular and the Junta by the Socialists. But also to the state of public finances. For a few years big spending was the order of the day. Who cared about tomnorrow? Now cold reality has arrived. When cash is short, ancient bridges are low in priority. I think your report should include a bit more background.


March 5th, 2013 5:14 pm

@ EL Bairdo
How about this for a bit of back ground if Spain hadn’t been obsessed with building houses that weren’t needed, buying an apartment for every child with a BMW thrown in and politicians trousering millions of Euro’s perhaps the relatively small sum of €180,000 would be there. However to be fair the British government is no better they chose to waste tax payers money on other things.

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