The soon-to-be constructed Panguil Bay Bridge will be an “extradosed type” bridge.

From bridge engineering, an ‘extradosed bridge’ is a form of cable-stayed bridge with short towers and a relatively stiff girder. Below is the rendering of the bridge project. You can see cables from the short tower and a rigid bridge superstructure (girder).

The bridge which is set to start construction in the 3rd quarter of this year (LINK) will have 2 lanes and will be 2.36 kilometers long. Total length including road approaches will be 3.476 kilometers.

The bridge perspective below unveiled at Tangub City Hall last year.

photo by Lazaro Dela Cerna Cuizon

The Marcelo Fernan Bridge in Cebu is one good example of an extradosed bridge.

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A replica of the bridge at Tangub City Hall is lighted up at night.

photo by @bluleo from SSC

Taken from the project proposal:

The project is aimed at accelerating and sustaining the economic growth in Northern Mindanao by providing a direct and uninterrupted access from Cagayan de Oro City – Iligan City – Tubod, Lanao del Norte to Tangub City and Ozamis City and by linking Pagadian City and Zamboanga City and the various growth centers, airports and ports in the two regions of Mindanao. The bridge will also facilitate the transport of goods and services between the two regions and reduce transport costs of products to consumers. And lastly, it will provide a more reliable and more efficient transport infrastructure, expedite the flow of goods and services and improve the growth of commerce and agro-industry in the Mindanao region.

Here’s the map of the bridge.

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