DPWH replaces old Ballogo Bridge in La Union

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the replacement of the old Ballogo Bridge along Bitalag-Quirino Road in Barangay Ballogo, La Union.

The new and sturdier bridge looks to boost La Union’s booming cement industry in Bacnotan which started in the 1950s when vast mineral deposits of limestone used in making Portland cement were noticed in Barrio Dumarang (now Quirino).

In his report to Secretary Mark A. Villar, Regional Office 1 Director Ronnel M. Tan said, “with a better connection along Manila North Road, this two-lane Ballogo Bridge is expected to serve some 42,000 residents of Bacnotan relying on improved infrastructure.” Bacnotan is home to 47 barangays and the newly completed bridge can improve traffic conditions for both residents and businesses of the coastal municipality.

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The 12-meter bridge project was completed under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-DPWH Convergence Program and is reported to have a total cost of P14.7 million.

“We also commend our DPWH workers on the ground who continue to work hard despite the pandemic with the goal of boosting the economic activity and providing better access to a community,” said DPWH Secretary, Mark Villar.

Photos from DPWH

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