Ongoing construction on Sapinit Bridge.

7 Bridges Scheduled for Strengthening/Rehab this Year

DPWH-SFDEO already have its FY 2016 DPWH Infrastructure Program based on General Appropriation Act (GAA). Included in the proposed projects are the construction and maintenance of bridges along national roads.

On record, Sapinit Bridge is scheduled for replacement, Hinagbungan Bridge for major repair while Lambigue Bridge, Lawayon Bridge, Sapinit Viaduct and Solsogon Bridge are scheduled for widening to two lanes at both sides. Payahan Bridge in Barangay Payahan, Calbayog City is also scheduled for replacement under the Local Infrastructure Program.

Said projects have a total allocation of two hundred twenty eight million pesos (PHP 228,000,000.00). Aimed to secure and improve the structural integrity of bridges within the First District of Samar.

Article by Ardel Malanog