site for the construction of new permanent bridge at Sitio
Macalpe, Brgy. Cabibihan, Biliran, Biliran.
New bridge to be
constructed at Macalpe, Caibiran, Biliran
March 14, 2019
NAVAL, Biliran – A
new permanent bridge will be constructed at Sitio Macalpe, Brgy.
Cabibihan in Caibiran town to replace the cut-off road washed out
during the onslaught of Tropical Storm (TS) Urduja in December,
The Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District Engineering Office is
prioritizing the implementation of this project under FY 2019 DPWH
Infrastructure Program with an appropriation amount of P50M.
David P. Adongay Jr.,
District Engineer said that there is a need to construct a new
permanent bridge on the said section because a large volume of water
crosses the roadway especially during rainy season.
existing road and reinstallation of pipe culverts cannot serve the
purpose of allowing the passage of large volume of water and is no
longer a cost-effective and efficient course of action,” said
Adongay added that the
realization of this project will earn the government savings in the
rehabilitation of additional damaged pavement in the future.
The construction of the
new bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge with a width
of 13.4 meters and with a total length of 20.0 meters or a total
area of 291.43 square meters.
DEO maintains a total of 35 national bridges within its jurisdiction
with a total length of 1,250-linear meter of both asphalt and
concrete surface. The completion of the new Macalpe Bridge would be
an addition to this total length of bridges.
When completed, this
project will provide a structure that can accommodate big volume of
rainwater, minimize vehicular accident as well as provide
convenience in transporting agricultural and aquatic products to
market centers. This bridge is essential in going to the only
Provincial Hospital and Port of the Province and some tourist sites
within the island. It will serve more or less 3,000 travellers along
Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road (NCCR).