Vassallo Builders joined forces with renowned Spanish designers Arenas & Asociados as well as the Maltese Consultancy firm of Bezzina and Cole to put together a Design and Build tender for the reconstruction of the St Elmo footbridge in the Grand Harbour, previously destroyed in the Second World War. The bridge was fabricated in Spain and a mock assembly was carried out at the fabricator’s workshop for dimensional and detail verification. The fabrication was then completed including the application of the coating system and the twenty two major pieces making up the bridge were transported overland traversing nearly 1,100 kilometres to the South of Spain. Works were proceeded in Malta on the construction of the reinforced concrete bearing pads as well as the preparatory work to the existing hardstone abutments. The installation of the decking, the handrails, gates and three lighting systems also took place.