The Department of Public Works and Highways of Philippines (DPWH) has begun work of the multi-million San Miguel Bridge Project in the town of San Simon, Pampanga Province.
DPWH will replace an old steel bridge along San Simon-Baliwag Road, crossing the Pampanga River.
The current bridge is accessible only to light vehicles.
This project will see construction of a 388.29-lineal meters two-lane permanent bridge with a 238.03m approach under the Bridge Construction Replacement Program 1.
It will cost $5.69m (PHP316.48m).
The project will be implemented by the DPWH Unified Project Management Office Bridges Management Cluster (UPMO-BMC).
Once completed, it will become an all-weather bridge with types of vehicles being able to commute.
The San Miguel 1 Bridge Replacement Project is aimed to be finished in July 2024.
Image: DPWH will replace an old steel bridge along San Simon-Baliwag Road, crossing the Pampanga River. Credit: Department of Public Works and Highways.