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DPWH Utilizes New Technology for the Lifting of Ayala Bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has begun the lifting of the historical Ayala Bridge in San Miguel, Manila, showcasing a technology adopted for the first time in the Philippines.

DPWH thru project contractor Frey-Fil Corporation/EEI Corporation Joint Venture is raising the bridge freeboard clearance by .70 meters using strand jack technology, a heavy lifting system used worldwide to lift bridges, buildings and other structures.

Ayala Bridge Lifting

The historic Ayala Bridge in San Miguel, Manila is undergoing rehabilitation works to restore structural integrity which also includes raising the bridge by .70 meters for navigational clearance of vessels passing Pasig River. In photo listening to the briefing of Freyssinet President Michel Monballiu (at left) on the adopted lifting methodology are Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officials that include (from right) Undersecretaries Maria Catalina E. Cabral, Rafael C. Yabut, Romeo S. Momo and Raul C. Asis and DPWH-National Capital Region Director Reynaldo G. Tagudando.

Inauguration of Lullutan Bridge in Isabela

President Benigno S. Aquino III and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson lead the inaugural drive-through of P700-million Lullutan Bridge in Ilagan, Isabela. Spanning the Cagayan River, the 500.6-meter bridge is one of the longest bridges built for Region 2, connecting Barangays Camalagui and Lullutan in the municipality of Ilagan. Prior to its completion, farmers had to travel via barges to transport their agricultural products to markets.

DPWH Chief Warns Bidders - Disclose Only the Facts

Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson issued a policy directive calling the attention of contractors who are prospective bidders for DPWH infrastructure contracts to disclose all their ongoing and completed projects with the government and private entities.

“I noticed that some contractors or bidders do not disclose complete information of their ongoing projects. In some instances, their submitted documents for eligibility do not have information on ongoing contracts particularly those with the private entities,” Secretary Singson said.

Inauguration of Lullutan Bridge in Isabela

President Benigno S. Aquino III and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson lead the inaugural drive-through of P700-million Lullutan Bridge in Ilagan, Isabela. Spanning the Cagayan River, the 500.6-meter bridge is one of the longest bridges built for Region 2, connecting Barangays Camalagui and Lullutan in the municipality of Ilagan. Prior to its completion, farmers had to travel via barges to transport their agricultural products to markets.

DPWH Pushes for "No Homes Under Bridge"

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson calls on the local government units (LGUs) in ensuring the protection of infrastructure facilities.

Singson said that LGUs specifically barangays are in the position to call attention of its residents, including the informal families living under bridges and on esteros.

Just recently, a fire broke out at Quiapo area involving shanties living under the Quezon Bridge forcing DPWH to limit the passing of vehicles to up to 10 tons only as safety precaution.

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