The San Antón Bridge in Cuenca will have new lighting thanks to Fundación Iberdrola España

The San Antón Bridge in Cuenca will have new lighting thanks to Fundación Iberdrola España

  • Fundación Iberdrola España signs an agreement with the City Council of Cuenca to incorporate efficient and sustainable lighting on the bridge
  • The initiative, which has an investment of 175,000 euros, adds to the projects for heritage conservation that the company has carried out in Castilla-La Mancha

Iberdrola, through its foundation, has signed an agreement with the Cuenca City Council to replace and renew the lighting on the San Antón Bridge in Cuenca.

The mayor of Cuenca, Darío Dolz, and the director of Fundación Iberdrola España, Ramón Castresana, signed the agreement this morning at a ceremony at IFEMA – Madrid, coinciding with the International Tourism Fair, which was also attended by the president of Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García Sánchez.

The initiative, which is part of Iberdrola’s Illuminations Program, will have an investment of 175,000 euros. The new artistic lighting will enhance the bridge’s architecture and artistic elements. 

Thanks to this agreement, Fundación Iberdrola España will install the most advanced LED technology, which will reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions, as well as minimize maintenance work.

All this will contribute to the recovery of cultural heritage of historical and artistic value and disseminate it to increase the signs of cultural identity and development of the territory. The San Antón Bridge was built in the 16th century and reformed in the 18th and 19th centuries; it consists of two semicircular arches over the Júcar River. The Special Plan for the Old Town and its Gorges, of Cuenca, classifies this bridge with protection level 2, due to its singular or historical architectural characteristics.

Iberdrola, with the promotion of art and culture

Since its creation, Iberdrola has been committed to the energy, cultural, and social development of the communities in which it operates. In this regard, Fundación Iberdrola España represents a further step in this commitment, by promoting initiatives that contribute to improving people’s quality of life. One of the Foundation’s main areas of action focuses on the care, maintenance, and promotion of art and culture.

This project is in addition to others that the company has carried out in Castilla-La Mancha in recent years, including the illuminations of the Monastery of Uclés, the Old Bridge of Talavera de la Reina, the Plaza Mayor of Sigüenza and the Arab Bridge of Guadalajara, among others, as well as exhibition projects such as El Prado in the streets or Un Patrimonio de todos.