Widened Lictinon Bridge Provides Better Inter-Municipal Connection in Iloilo

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has provided better accessibility among Iloilo towns after the widening of Lictinon Bridge along the Barotac Viejo-San Rafael Road in Iloilo.

Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the widened 26-linear-meter Lictinon complements the existing 4-lane Barotac Viejo-San Rafael Road and now caters more motorists allowing for a better land travel within San Rafael and nearby towns.

Citing a report from DPWH Iloilo 3rd District Engineering Office (DEO), Secretary Villar added that the bridge made of pre-stressed concrete girder has now a total area of 190 square-meters and 159 linear-meters approaches.

The Iloilo towns of Barotac Viejo and San Rafael are linked through the Barotac Viejo-San Rafael Road where Lictinon Bridge is located. This stretch of road meets the Passi-San Rafael-Lemery-Sara Road in San Rafael.

The improvements on the Lictinon Bridge also included the construction of a 268.61-cubic-meter grouted riprap to act as a slope protection structure, ensuring safer travel along the road section.