NAVAL, Biliran, August 31 (PIA) — The construction of the new Caray-Caray bridge in this municipality is expected to start next year after it was heavily damaged by typhoon Urduja, according to the Department of Public Wokrs and Highways (DPWH) – Biliran.
According to District Engineer David Adongay Jr., the P180-million bridge, which measures 90-lineal meters with four lanes, has an initial allocation of P80 million for the start of its construction while the remaining P100 million will come later for the completion of the project in 2020.
The new bridge will be constructed starting from the point near the BILECO office traversing the western side of the existing bridge going to Naval town proper.
Adongay said the opening of the bridge for public use might be in 2021 considering previous experiences in the construction of bridges where it really took longer time to finish.
He advises motorists and the riding public who use the existing bridge in going to Naval town, the center of trade and commerce in Biliran province, to use one lane for their safety.
Only light vehicles are allowed to pass through the bridge, while a spillway constructed near the Caray-Caray bridge is used for heavy vehicles.
The two approaches of Caray-Caray bridge were damaged by the rampaging floodwaters brought by the strong typhoon while the other span of the bridge also collapsed a few weeks later.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited Naval and conducted an aerial inspection on December 18, 2017, two days after Typhoon Urduja hit the province. Urduja left more than 40 casualties, 14 missing, and millions worth of damage to public and private properties. (LDL/RSV/PIA8-Biliran)
Source: PIA Feed