New bridge to
connect villages in Carigara
DPWH 2nd LED
March 7, 2019
CARIGARA, Leyte – A
new concrete bridge traversing Uyawan River will soon rise in Uyawan
village Carigara, Leyte, Department of Public Works and Highways
Leyte II district engineer Gerald Pacanan said.
This bridge has a length
of 81.6 meters with a width of 9.44 meters and will stand at 13.306
meters designed based on the maximum flooding level in the area.
pre-construction activity held in the said village last February 28,
2019, residents were given the overview of the project, and an
open-forum proceeded afterwards.
Project Engineer Libertad
Morot discussed the overall structural components of the bridge and
the future undertakings of the agency along the process.
“This would serve great
benefit, accommodating seven barangays passing through the stream,”
Among these villages are
Uyawan, Libo, Lower Hiraan, Barayong, Upper Hiraan, Canlampay, and
The bridge construction
has a duration of 412 calendar days, however, the district urges the
contractor to complete project earlier than the timeline.
According to Evelyn Reyes,
Carigara municipal engineer, the structure is a dream project that
will give convenience to motorist and allow them to cross the stream
even during heavy downpour.
Meanwhile, Prima Azores,
Uyawan barangay captain expressed her utmost gratitude and support
to this project. She pointed out that excessive flooding expose
danger and inconvenience to residents nearby and upper barangays.