As construction work continues on the approaches in Tubod and Tangub sides, the initial bored piles and concrete pouring of pier#5 for the PANGUIL BAY BRIDGE PROJECT is targetted on or before end of April 2021. This is the latest project progress report following the recent inspection by DPWH officials onsite as it gears up to start the sub-structure works of the 3.169-kilometer bridge.
Several sets of construction equipment requirements are already deployed on-site including revolving cranes, tug boats, barges, reverse circulation drilling (RCD) machines, vibro pile hammer, and steel casings. Other land-based equipment such as concrete batch plant, motor graders, excavators, dumptrucks, vibratory rollers, and payloaders are also now on site both in Tangub City and Tubod, Lanao Del Norte.
Accordingly, the major bridge equipment by Korean joint venture contractor Namkwang-Kukdong-Gumwang have reached project site aboard vessels from South Korea and Brunei.
DPWH officials led by Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil K. Sadain together with UPMO Roads Mangement Cluster 2 Project Director Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim and Project Manager Teresita V. Bauzon inspected the arrived construction equipment yesterday, March 25, 2021 at Silanga Port, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental that will be used to build the bridge foundation and witnessed the start of deployment activities off-shore.
In preparation for the bored pile works at Tangub and Tubod side, earthworks and embankment on access road and approach road were on-going.
The Panguil Bay Bridge is set to be completed in 2023 and will surpass the 2.16-kilometer San Juanico Bridge that connects Samar and Leyte provinces as the longest in the Philippines.
Further, the extensive detailed engineering design of the Panguil Bay Bridge was completed on December 2020 despite suspension of activities due to Covid-19 pandemic from March 16 to July 2020. It consisted of the 320 meter extra-dosed type Main Bridge, Approach Bridge made of pre-stressed concrete girder 1,020 meters at Tangub Section and 900 meters at Tubod Section; and Approach Road 360 meters at Tangub and 569 meters at Tubod.
Considered a major infrastructure development in Northern Mindanao, the project requires a total investment of P7.375 Billion with the P2.168 Billion to be financed by the Government of the Philippines (GOP) and the amount of P5.207 Billion under a loan agreement between GOP and Korean Export-Import Bank (Korea Eximbank).
info and photos by DPWH