During the early 20th century this stretch of ramparts was breached to accommodate vehicular access into the walled town of Birgu. The new arch, built in 2012, has served to re-unify the bastion and re-introduce a linear continuity to the Si. John’s Bastion’s profile while retaining the present road and bridge. The construction of the new arch formed, part of the restoration works of the Birgu Land-front fortifications co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
Quelle: Malta Heritage