The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) region 2 has opened the newly completed Lucban Bridge that serves as a replacement to an old bridge along Manila North Road (MNR) in the municipality of Abulug, Cagayan Province.
DPWH-2 information officer Welson Valdez said the PHP631 million, 825-lineal meter Lucban Bridge crossing over the Cagayan River is seen to boost trade and tourism in Region 2.
The bridge was constructed 15 meters upstream of the old Lucban Bridge to guarantee that the general public will have safer and more efficient access to and from the regions of Cagayan Valley, Ilocos, and the Cordilleras, Valdez added.
Valdez also said built in 1960’s, the old Lucban Bridge showed advanced signs of deterioration on steel trusses due to severe rusts and cracks on concrete deck slab that require frequent maintenance prior to the replacement.
Other than the construction of the bridge replacement, the project includes provision for shoulders, guard rails, parapet walls, signages, pavement markings, and solar-powered pavement studs in the approaches to ensure safety of commuters, he said.
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SOURCE: YOUTUBE. MANILA BULLETIN