NAVAL, Biliran, (BDEO) – The footbridge construction at Sitio Tigbao, Brgy. Binohangan, Caibiran in this province is now underway to serve more or less 500 residents of the place.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) is currently implementing this project under 2019 Local Infrastructure Program so that the residents within the area will have a safe access in crossing the river.
As of September 30, 2019, this project has already an accomplishment of 70.02%.
According to David Adongay Jr., District Engineer, the project was prioritized because the previous footbridge at Sitio Tigbao was damaged during tropical storm Urduja on December 16 & 17, 2017.
The project entails the construction of a 45-meter length footbridge, a height of 4.5-meter and a width of 1.3-meter.
“The design has been elevated and is much higher compared to the previous one,” Adongay revealed.
Aside from the construction of footbridge, the project also includes the installation of four pieces solar lights and railings and a construction of flood control structure at Sitio Tigbao side. The flood control structure has a length of 5 meters and a height of 3.5 meters.
The project has a total budget cost of P1.94M and has a target completion date on October 21, 2019.
The completion of the footbridge project will connect Sitio Tigbao to Barangay Binohangan where elementary school, barangay health center, public market and other important facilities are located.
“With this structure, people of Sitio Tigbao especially the children will no longer be bothered for their safety in crossing the river specially during rainy days,” said Adongay.