DPWH replaces temporary bridges in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now building a concrete bridge that will replace an old, unstable hanging bridge and a dilapidated wooden bridge in Barangay Buntalid, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur.
DPWH Region 13 Director Pol M. delos Santos said that the construction of a permanent bridge across Caracan River, which began in December 2020, is a much sought infrastructure for residents that can be utilized by both motorists and pedestrians even during the rainy season.
Costing P57 Million and funded under the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA), the new bridge spans 63 meters and will be constructed as an all-weather bridge.
The new concrete bridge, when completed, will replace two bridges which are used separately by motorists and pedestrians: a wooden bridge that gets easily submerged by the river, and a hanging bridge that is wobbly and unsafe during typhoon season.
Rehab of Pajo Bridge in Lambunao, Iloilo completed
The rehabilitation of the 122.56 lineal meter Pajo Bridge along Lambunao-Inca Road in Lambunao, Iloilo has been completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The P21.6-million project strengthened the bridge, addressing road safety concerns and seamless transportation needs by providing engineering solutions.
Repairs on the bridge included sealing of cracks on girder and deck slab; application of carbon fiber sheet and carbon fiber plate; installation of asphalt plug joint; application of waterproofing, asphalt overlay, and pavement markings; as well as painting and scour protection works.
The rehabilitation was undertaken to restore the structural integrity of Pajo Bridge and restore its original load capacity of twenty tons.
Pajo Bridge along the Lambunao-Inca Road, has been continuously used by heavy loaded vehicles and equipment for passage to the ongoing construction sites along Panay East West Road, which will connect the provinces of Iloilo and Antique via old Route.
The newly-improved bridge is expected to facilitate faster delivery of services and goods, while providing ease of travel to Iloilo International Airport and other urban and rural areas in Panay Island.
Natulongan Bridge in Kibawe, Bukidnon now open to motorists
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar recently announced the completion and opening of the new 2-lane Natulongan Bridge in Kibawe, Bukidnon.
Linking Barangay Talahiron with Barangay Magsaysay in Kibawe town, the 134.9-lineal meter bridge across Pulangi River in Sitio Kikipot, Talahiron is an important connectivity infrastructure of the populace.
Prior to the implementation of the project, residents of Barangay Talahiron, Barangay Natulongan and other nearby communities needed to traverse an existing 4-kilometer barangay road.
Some would cross the river using a “gaket” or wooden raft but it would become impassable during heavy rains.
The P61 million bridge funded in three phases, was implemented by DPWH Bukidnon 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO).