The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) opened on Thursday, Sept. 6, three new bridges in Pampanga and Bataan to replace the existing infrastructure in the region that have weakened over time.
In a statement, the DPWH said the Pasac-Culcul Bridge 1 and 2 connecting Sto. Tomas to Minalin Road in Pampanga and the Samal Bridge linking Jct Layac, Balanga and Mariveles Port Road in Bataan are now passable to vehicles.
“These new 2-lane bridges were constructed under the DPWH Bridge Construction Replacement Program (BCRP) I Contract Package 2 implemented by DPWH UPMO-Bridge Management Cluster to provide safer, sturdier linkage along national roads that also serve as diversion roads and help decongest traffic along major thoroughfares,” DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar was quoted as saying. — Denise A. Valdez