DPWH is now fast tracking the geotechnical tests for the P7.375 billion design and build of Panguil Bay Bridge Project where in 23 more borehole test analysis out of the 45 geotechnical tests are needed to be undertaken to ensure reliable reference for the final design of the bridge. Meanwhile, detailed engineering design preparation is now ongoing for the 3.7-kilometer bridge which will become the country’s longest when completed surpassing San Juanico Bridge in Eastern Visayas which spans 2.164 kilometers.
Shown below are DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) officials led by Undersecretary for UPMO Operations Emil K. Sadain during its recent offshore inspection.
Accordingly, the final design of the main bridge and the two (2) approaches and viaducts is target to be completed by December 2020 and the civil works may immediately commence first quarter of 2021.
The project is funded by a loan agreement between the Government of the Philippine and Korean Export Import Bank with DPWH UPMO Project Manager Teresita Bauzon in-charge of this project. Through the Panguil Bay Bridge, land travel between Tangub City, Misamis Occidental and Tubod, Lanao del Norte is expected to reduce from two and a half hours to just seven (7) minutes.
info and photos by DPWH