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Location of Civil Engineering Infrastructures in Relation to River Areas

José M de UREÑA*

School of Civil Engineering, University of Castilla la Mancha. Spain

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 19, 2021;  Published Date: April 29, 2021


The article describes the dynamics and roles of the different fluvial areas. It pays particular attention at describing the new concept of area of fluvial freedom and at the role of the riparian corridor so that rivers can maintain their role of motorway of life. Taking these into consideration, the article explores the degree of interference of different ways of locating bridges and roads in relation to rivers and the reasons for these infrastructures being places close to them.

Keywords: Fluvial dynamics; River areas; Bridges; Roads; Civil engineering; Riparian corridor

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