Manila, July 9 (Engineering Daily) -- The PHP161.80 million Aganan Bridge along Mandurriao-San Miguel-Alimodian-Maasin-Cabatuan Road in Alimodian, Iloilo is now nearing completion.
Wenceslao Leaño Jr., Regional Director of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Western Visayas (DPWH-6), on Monday said that what remains to be completed are construction of the slope protection and approaches.
Leaño said the bridge is designed to carry the latest road capacity required in the DPWH design guidelines, criteria and standards.
The project involves the completion of the 2-lane, 6-span Pre-Stressed Concrete Girder Bridge on Bored Pile Foundation with a length of 180.80 lineal meters, including sidewalk and railings, scour protection and approaches.
“The bridge is vital as it connects the towns of Maasin and Alimodian, providing access to Iloilo City and other towns in central Iloilo,” he said.
When completed, Leaño said that the delivery of the agricultural products of locals from the town to Iloilo City will be easier that will boost their productivity and profit as well as spur socio-economic development in the towns of Alimodian and Maasin.
The bridge would benefit the people of Alimodian and Maasin who used to wait for the water to subside during rainy days in order to cross and deliver their agricultural products.
He added that the project will also create an-easy-going access for the public who wish to visit various tourist destinations in Alimodian and its neighboring towns.
The construction of the bridge started in May 22, 2017.
Leaño said that they are expecting the full completion of the bridge by Aug. 9, 2018.