A wetland in the new viaduct over the Guadalhorce River has been proposed. It will have similar conditions to natural wetlands including vegetation related to periodic flooding, with its own dynamics. Furthermore, it will also contribute to create a new habitat as a feeding area. This will attract waterfowls such as herons, anatidaes, waders and seagulls which breed in the mouth of the river. Thus, it will reinforce the wetlands’ role as wildlife corridors. The new flooding area, which consists of an artificial hollow covering 90,000 m2 and an average depth of 1 metre, is located at the right side of high-water bed; specifically, in the area between abutment 1 and the diversion dam, flooding piles from 1 to 6. This plot of land belongs to Andalusian Water Agency. Water intake will come from the Churriana ditch and it will be necessary to dam up around 90,000 m3 with an average bed of 1.403 m3/s. The fitting-out and re-vegetation of the wetland banks and embankments are also aimed at creating a River Park in the viaduct area, which is −at the same time − compatible with next urban developments in the area.
• Initial sketch of the River Park. • Integration of the new viaduct in the River park. • Photomontage including proposed fittingout and re-vegetation measures. • Infographics of the new viaduct.
GUADALHORCE RIVER PARK
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT Malaga, 2006-2007