EXPERTS looking for flood solutions in the Guadalhorce region have suggested building a new bridge to absorb water as the current one is in a state of disrepair.
The new project was estimated to cost around €60 million so the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, urged the Andalusian Government to consider cleaning up the existing bridge instead. De la Torre claims that several openings in the bridge are blocked and cleaning them out would cost the region much less money and still help protect against heavy rainfall.
The mayor hasn’t ruled out building a new bridge altogether, but stated that it made more sense as a short term solution to clean up the bridge that is already there.
There are also proposals to install storm tanks in several of Malaga’s streams in order to prevent flooding in periods of heavy rainfall. These expensive tanks, which are already being developed in Barcelona and Seville, would be installed in the streams and offshoots of the Guadalmedina River to help prevent the devastating floods that strike the surrounding region every decade.