If you pass by Kagay-an Bridge, you will notice this large earthworks parallel to the bridge that resembles the river boulevard project along Burgos Street.

As shown below, the earthfill is now almost at bridge level. A similar development is also ongoing beside Ysalina Bridge at COA Compound.

photo by TRip ni Tonio

It can be recalled that this area was submerged during TS Sendong.

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photo by TRip ni Tonio

The area can be accessed via Acacia Street.

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photo by TRip ni Tonio
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photo by TRip ni Tonio

Here’s a map of the ongoing works.

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Looking back at the JICA Report, part of its proposal was the “Improvement of the Kagay-an Bridge and Raising Approach” as shown below. We still don’t know if the ongoing development is related to this.

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The proposal is to raise the bridge approach at the Carmen side by constructing new bridge piers and demolishing the existing abutment.

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Here’s a rendering of the proposal wherein the bridge approach (Carmen side) will be raised to give way to the earth dike (see below).

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See more layouts below.

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Perhaps in the coming weeks or months, we might gather more details. Keep posted.

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