bridge in Caibiran town starts construction
March 18, 2020
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) has started the construction of the P46.97M
new permanent bridge at Sitio Macalpe in Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran,
The site of the said
project was previously an existing concrete paved road but was
totally washed out during the onslaught of Tropical Storm (TS)
Urduja on December 16, 2017.
David Adongay Jr.,
District Engineer said that the project is now in full swing under
contract with L.M. Baltonado Construction.
“The project is now
on-going in the preparation for the foundation works of the bridge,”
“The site is critical for
sudden landslide specially during heavy rains, thus the contractor
was instructed to fast track the project to avail the good weather
condition,” he added.
According to Adongay,
there is a need to construct for a new permanent bridge on the said
section because a large volume of water crosses the roadway
especially during rainy season.
The project involves the
construction of a 4-lane bridge with a width of 13.4 meters with a
total length of 20.0 meters or a total area of 291.43 square meters.
This project has a target completion date on June 25, 2020.
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
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 travelers along Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road (NCCR).
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.