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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar led today, Thursday, October 31, the formal reopening of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina after undergoing major repair works. Villar was joined in the event by DPWH NCR Director Ador Canlas, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro, JH Pajara Construction President …

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Concordia Bridge

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is warning the public to expect heavy traffic in Manila in the coming days, specifically along President Quirino Avenue, as sections of the Concordia Bridge and the Nagtahan Bridge will undergo repairs. The reconstruction of the Concordia Bridge has been ongoing ever since the …

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Otis Bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has reopened the Otis Bridge in Manila, three months ahead of schedule as promised by department Secretary Mark A. Villar in August. The original schedule given by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the bridge’s completion was nine months, or March …

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DPWH JICA Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are now being used to check the structural integrity of the country’s longest and highest bridges–the San Juanico Bridge connecting Samar and Leyte and the Agas-Agas Bridge in Southern Leyte, respectively. Under the guidance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Project Team, the …

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Diokno Bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has reopened the Diokno Bridge along Diokno Highway in Calaca, Batangas, which was previously closed due to road slips and damaged slope protection brought by heavy rains in 2016. DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar led the inauguration of the reconstructed 90-lineal meter …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced the rehabilitation of two major bridges and one flyover in the city of Manila this “ber” month, warning motorists and commuters of heavier than usual traffic in the affected areas. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the agency has given clearance for the …

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Otis Bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has said it will try to finish the construction of Otis Bridge in Paco, Manila before the end of the year. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar noted that they are fast-tracking the construction of the bridge which measures some 50-80 meters with an …

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DPWH

Perhaps as a knee-jerk reaction to the closure of the Otis Bridge in Paco, Manila after a portion of the 50-year-old structure collapsed in June, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has set aside a budget of PHP1.076 billion “to retrofit, rehabilitate, and replace weak and old bridges …

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Otis Bridge

A portion of the Otis Bridge in Paco, Manila has collapsed, and according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), it will take nine months to a year to complete the repairs. Repair “Long Overdue” DPWH-National Capital Region (NCR) District Engineer Melvin Navarro explained that the 50-year old bridge cannot …

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