After nearly ten years of construction, the Mandulog Bridge 1 Project in Iligan City was finally completed and opened to traffic yesterday, March 22.
It can be recalled that the Mandulog Bridge 1 Project was initiated by the national government in 2012 after the old Hinaplanon bridge collapsed during the onslaught of Tropical Storm Sendong. However, construction was halted in 2016 due to right-of-way issues.
The opening of Mandulog Bridge 1 is expected to significantly lessen the volume of traffic in the city center of Iligan. Motorists from Marawi City, Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte can use Mandulog Bridge 1 and the C3 road network to bypass the city center and avoid heavy traffic.