Transport of goods and services from the town of Alimodian to Iloilo City and other towns, vice versa is now much easier and comfortable with the restored Eloisa Bridge.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office VI, thru its Maintenance Division has reconstructed Eloisa Bridge, which is under the Spanish-Assisted DPWH Bridge Construction and Replacement Projects (BCRP), with the length of 30.0 lineal meters, with the contract amount of P19.667 million.
The new bridge was inaugurated recently by Iloilo Provincial Governor Arthur D. Defensor, Sr. and Alimodian Mayor Geefre A. Alonsabe.
Also present during the inauguration were DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Area Manager for Visayas and Mindanao, Engr. Elmer Bacus and DPWH Regional Office VI Maintenance Division OIC-Chief, Engr. Oliver E. Zamora.
According to Engr. Zamora, the project includes construction of 1 span, 30-lineal meter, 2-lane steel plate girder bridge on H-pile foundation including concreting of 98.25 meters bridge approaches, 6.70 meters wide and thickness of 0.28-meter Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP); and construction of slope protection works.
“The construction of this bridge is designed to carry the latest load capacity as required in the DPWH design guidelines, criteria and standards,” Zamora added.
This reconstructed bridge provides ease and well-being among the people of Alimodian, in the delivery of their agricultural products as well as transportation of motorists and travelers.
Likewise, this project creates an easy-going access to the public who craves to visit and wishes to gaze the magnificent and exhilarating sceneries that lies beyond the town of Alimodian.