The narrow concrete path, supported by steel stanchions at around 45 degrees into the rock face, fell into disrepair and had rickety hand rails and wide gaps that posed a severe hazard for even experienced climbers.
Since then, the walkway’s gaps have been filled in to make it much sturdier, with the addition of new stanchions and a security fence to protect visitors as they walk 330ft above the Guadalhorce River. The dizzying path will be open from Tuesday to Sunday during the Summer and Winter months. Entry will be free during the first six months, with nearly 30,000 tourists already booked to test the new pathway.
The footpath was originally built for workers at two nearby hydroelectric plants. Authorities plan to charge admission and limit the number of visitors when it reopens.