Bohol’s new Clarin Bridge to open next month

DPWH to open new Clarin Bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that the latest bridge in Bohol is set to open next month.


  • Where is the new Clarin Bridge located?

    The new bridge runs parallel to the old Clarin Bridge that collapsed last April.
  • How much is the budget for the project?

    The DPWH allotted P462 million for the project.
  • In a statement, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is eyeing to finish the paving of access ramps for the new bridge in Loay, Bohol by June 7.

    In his report to DPWH secretary Secretary Roger Mercado, Undersecretary Emil Sadain said that the construction of approach road for the new Clarin Bridge has reached the final stage with on-going laying of bituminous asphalt concrete finish after undergoing full compaction of base materials.

    Designed as a Nielsen Arch type, the new bridge in Barangay Poblacion Ubos, Loay crossing Loboc River spans 104 meters.

    The DPWH shared that the new Clarin Bridge was made parallel to the old one that collapsed last April.

    The Clarin Bridge Replacement Project — which costs P462 million — is part of the Bohol Circumferential Road Contract Package 3 under the DPWH Road Upgrading and Preservation Projects (RUPP) funded through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

    A few weeks back, the department already implemented a one-lane traffic scheme for light vehicles such as motorcycles, cars, vans, and utility vehicles. While remaining civil works are being undertaken, passing motorists are advised to drive slowly and to follow all construction safety signs and barriers.

    “All equipment and personnel are in full-force working double time to open the bridge into two-way traffic the soonest possible time," Sadain was quoted as saying.

    Aside from providing safe, economical and reliable mobility of people, goods and services, the new Clarin Bridge will further boost the tourism industry of the island province of Bohol in Central Visayas.

    Photos from Department of Public Works and Highways

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