DPWH says Mindanao’s longest bridge is now halfway done

Panguil Bay Bridge construction

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that the Panguil Bay Bridge Project is more than halfway done.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When is the Panguil Bay Bridge's target completion?

    The project is set to be completed by December 2023.
  • How much is the intended budget for the program?

    The ongoing bridge construction has a budget of P7.37 billion.
  • Public works Undersecretary Emil Sadain said that the ongoing project, now 51.4 percent complete, is listed among the 119 infrastructure flagship projects under the “Build, Build, Build” Program.

    Panguil Bay Bridge construction

    The 3.17-kilometer two-way, two-lane connecting road to Tangub City in Misamis Occidental and Municipality of Tubod in Lanao del Norte will be Mindanao’s longest bridge once finished. The aforementioned project has a budget of P7.37 billion.

    “I am delighted that the work is now progressing at a faster pace using state-of-the-art engineering equipment and adopting modern technology in bridge construction”, DPWH Acting Secretary Roger Mercado was quoted as saying.

    Panguil Bay Bridge construction

    In a statement, the department shared that the bridge project has an established Multi-Partite Monitoring Team to properly monitor and complete the program.

    Expected to be completed by December 2023, the Panguil Bay Bridge Project will cut down to only seven minutes the travel time between Tangub to Tubod compared to the one hour and 30 minutes via Roll-On Roll-Off vessels operating from Ozamis to Mucas or land travel through Panguil Bay road of around two hours over a total length of 100 kilometers.

    Photos from Department of Public Works and Highways

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