Overall progress for the construction of the PANGUIL BAY BRIDGE is now 56% completed. This was disclosed by Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil K. Sadain in his report to DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan. The bridge with a total length of 3.169 kilometers, soon to be the longest in Mindanao, is being constructed to provide easy connectivity.
Undersecretary Sadain, in his on-site visit on July 28, 2022 together with Project Directors Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim and Benjamin A. Bautista, expressed satisfaction with the progress of work done so far by the contractor Namkwang Engineering & Construction Corporation in Joint Venture with Kukdong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. and Gumgwang Construction Co., Ltd.DPWH UPMO Roads Management Cluster 2 together with the contractor and consultant Yooshin Engineering Corporation in joint venture with Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants Ltd. and Kyong-Ho Engineering & Architects Co., Ltd. are accelerating works on site as they seek to complete the project within the targeted timeframe of December 2023.
Accelerated construction techniques and used of modern equipment and machineries resulted to the completion of all the 54 bored piling works off-shore and on-shore for the two (2) abutments each with two (2) bored piles, 32 piers including the main bridge pier 17 and pier 18 each with four (4) bored piles, and pylon 1 and pylon 2 each with six (6) bored piles.
Installation of prestressed concrete house for pylon 1 and 2, and coping and column of some piers are completed while equipment and materials are being prepared to commence the incremental launching method for both ends of the bridge.
photos by DPWH
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