Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed a two-lane permanent bridge in Baler, Aurora.
The 120-lineal meter infrastructure now links barangay Obligacion to Baler’s town center in barangay Reserva.
DPWH Regional Director Roseller Tolentino said the construction of the bridge was prioritized to provide a replacement to the old overflow bridge that becomes impassable when the river water swells during the typhoon and rainy seasons.
“Aside from the bridge, also included in the P115.8-million project were the construction of 250-meter road approach and a 509-lineal meter flood control structure to protect the bridge foundation against scouring,” he added.
Solar street lights were likewise installed to ensure the safety of motorists passing through the bridge at night.
The official stressed that Aurora District Engineering Office will continue to build permanent bridge structures in the province to promote safe and reliable transport of people, goods, and services. (CLJD-PIA 3)