The Kurcaj Bridge

Kurcaj bridge represents a fine example of regional historical architecture and engineering achievements, it has the potential to be integral to revitalised local and regional hiking trails, and part of the ‘’linked heritage’’ approach to sustainable regional tourism.

Interventions proposed and intended to be implemented for site rehabilitation, regarding EU4Culture Project include:

 DESIGN

Conservation scope
– Full conservation including underpinning, structural stabilization, and a full restoration using traditional materials and techniques
– Maintenance program and plans

 

Infrastructure
– Terracing of the hillside allowing safer and easier physical access

 

CONSULTATIONS AND DESIGN

Revitalization scope
– Positioning the bridge on the local and regional hiking trails and points of interest

 

MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS PLAN

 

Management (maintenance follow up)
– maintenance program and plans to be delivered to commune of kurcaj

 

GRANTS

Local socio economic component   (grant schemes and practical training)
– Encouraging local stonemasons to take part in the restoration process – master craftspersons and their apprentices are engaged in restoration process both as a part of their practical training (apprentices) and as a process of ensuring the local ownership