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.
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Image: DPWH will replace an old steel bridge along San Simon-Baliwag Road, crossing the Pampanga River. Credit: Department of Public Works and Highways.