DPWH replaces deteriorating Dipolog City steel bridge

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DIPOLOG CITY — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed the replacement of Barra  Bridge in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the  P140.2-million new Barra Bridge construction replaced the old dilapidated steel bridge along Barra-Minaog Road in Dipolog City.

Villar also added that the DPWH Regional Office 9 reported that the bridge replacement project in Barangay Barra is now 98.5 percent completed with remaining works on the approaches and road safety markings.

“We are hoping to complete the project very soon as Barra Bridge serves as a vital link for motorists going to Dipolog City’s Airport. This would support development in the city known for its wild orchids and its sardine industry,” Villar added.

DPWH Regional Office 9 headed by Director Cayamombao D. Dia implemented the replacement project of the 2-lane Barra Bridge with a length of 120.84 meters and approach of 179.16 meters. Barra-Minaog Road is an alternate route from City Proper of Dipolog to the City’s Airport and the shortest route from Dipolog City Poblacion to Dipolog City Airport and Dapitan City.

Villar said that the improvement of Barra Bridge and the entire route would mean safer and more efficient mobility.-Newsline.ph

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