DPWH connects residents of Barugo, Leyte with newly-built Minuhang Bridge

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A new 154.8-meter 2-lane bridge along Minuhang Cabarasan Road is now providing ease of travel to other parts of Barangay Minuhang, in Barugo town, province of Leyte.

Citing a report from Region 8 Director Nerie Bueno, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said that the DPWH Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) recently completed the new permanent bridge in the amount of P142.3-million to replace the old footbridge used across an estuary just to reach other areas of Barangay Minuhang.

“In the past, only habal-habal (motorcycles) can cross the old footbridge just to get to the other side. The old structure also becomes impassable during high tide,” said Secretary Villar.

“We are glad that with the completion of a new Minuhang Bridge, local residents will be able to use other types of vehicles to swiftly travel to schools, hospitals, and bigger markets,” added Secretary Villar.

The new Minuhang Bridge along Minuhang Cabarasan Road also functions as an alternate route for motorists traveling from Tacloban City to Ormoc City and vice versa.