The Department of Public Work Highways (DPWH) recently announced they are now conducting a geotechnical survey to finalize the design of the P7.375-billion Bridge.
Undersecretary Emil Sadain disclosed from 45, they are now down to about 23 more borehole test analyses to ensure reliable reference for the final design of the bridge.
“The result of the geotechnical investigation onshore and offshore as well as bathymetric data from the study of the underwater depth of ocean floors is vital to ensuring that the Panguil Bay Bridge is built on good foundations with high strength to weight ratio,” Sadain said.
THE LONGEST BRIDGE IN THE PHILIPPINESOnce completed, Panguil Bay Bridge will be the longest bridge in the Philippines, overtaking San Juanico Bridge in Eastern Visayas which spans 2.164 kilometers.
“Panguil Bay Bridge is a realization of the promise to make Filipinos even more connected by building a mega bridge that will provide convenient inter-island travel in the archipelagic topography of Northern Mindanao,” Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said.
The project is funded by a loan agreement between the Philippine government and Korean Export Import Bank.