The Department of Public Works and Highways announced that emergency repair is now being undertaken at Carmona interchange bridge across South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Carmona, Cavite.
In his report to Secretary Mark A. Villar and Senior Undersecretary for Luzon Operations Rafael C. Yabut, DPWH Cavite 3rd District Engineer Donnie Cuna said that immediate repair of observed fracture at the steel I-beam west of the SLEX Carmona interchange bridge has commenced with the mobilization of equipment on Wednesday March 25, 2020.
After a series of inspection together with SLEX technical representatives, we have determined that the bridge is sufficiently safe to be kept open to one-lane traffic, said Cuna.
The fracture at the steel i-beam on the middle span of bridge was discovered after loaded trucks began to lined-up on the bridge for check point procedure in accordance with the enhanced quarantine guidelines for all motorists.
DE Cuna said that repair of the damaged beam by DPWH Cavite 3rd District Engineering Office will approximately take 14 days period.
Warning signs and barriers were placed along SLEX to help drivers navigate through the work zone.