Ongoing construction of Panguil Bay Bridge, progress now at 61%

After it started in 2020, the Panguil Bay Bridge is seeing steady progress in its construction. Last week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that 61% of the 3.17-kilometer stretch has already been completed. Going 3 years into it, we’ll take this as good news.

Panguil Bay Bridge: longest sea-crossing bridge in Northern Mindanao

Panguil Bay Bridge 61% Complete Update Inline 02 Min

Photo: DPWH

Progress is being made, and the DPWH reports that the Panguil Bay Bridge is already at 61% completion. The 3.17-kilometer roadway will connect the City of Tangub in Misamis Occidental to the Municipality of Tubod in Lanao del Norte. From what was a 2-hour travel time between the two areas, the bridge is seen to reduce it to a very quick 7 minutes.

Panguil Bay Bridge 61% Complete Update Inline 01 Min

Photo: DPWH

Funding for the Panguil Bay Bridge project totals a tune of PHP 7.375B and was financed via a loan between the PH government and the Korean Import Bank. The progress/completion report comes after a construction site inspection led by DPWH Senior Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain who has overall supervision for all flagship projects being implemented by the Department under the continuing Build Better More Program.

Panguil Bay Bridge 61% Complete Update Inline 03 Min

Photo: DPWH

The Panguil Bay Bridge Project was kickstarted in February of 2022 but given the pandemic and its effects on work restrictions, and material and supply chain issues (among many others), the project had to be pushed back. Continued construction is done round the clock, according to the DPWH, and it is done by a force of a 336-individual team. Despite being hampered again in this last quarter of the year due to unfavorable weather conditions, the work continues.

DPWH has been continuously improving and expanding the capacities of our road network through the building of inter-island bridges to meet the increasing demands of the Philippine economy. If such bridges can result in less travel time, then that results in better logistics, reduced costs, and lighter effort across the board.

This should be good!

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