Steel parts of Rockwell Bridge to be used for Bolinao link

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THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have agreed to donate the steel components of the Estrella-Pantaleon (or Rockwell Bridge), which is up for replacement, to the Pangasinan provincial government for the construction of a bridge that will link the island town of Bolinao to the mainland. The agreement was discussed early this week in Malacañang, according to MMDA. The frames of the Rockwell Bridge will be used for the planned Santiago Bridge that will connect the seven barangays of Bolinao to the main island of Luzon. The project is expected to be completed by 2021. The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge was closed last January for replacement with a bigger structure that will cater to more vehicles. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras