Biliran Bridge
Biliran Bridge

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THE BRIDGE connecting the island province of Biliran to mainland Leyte in the central Philippines will undergo a P50-million restoration starting July, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, in a statement Tuesday, said the 150-meter bridge needs to be fortified as it can no longer accommodate large and heavy cargo vehicles.

Biliran Bridge
District Engineer Ferdinand A. Briones (wearing white long sleeve) assess the condition of the Biliran Bridge which is subject for rehabilitation together with the technical personnel of DPWH-Biliran DEO on April 30, 2021.

“Apart from securing the safety and convenience of travelers and residents, we are also preserving the historical significance of the existing bridge,” he said.

The Biliran Bridge was inaugurated in 1976.

District Engineer Ferdinand A. Briones (wearing white long sleeve) assess the condition of the Biliran Bridge which is subject for rehabilitation together with the technical personnel of DPWH-Biliran DEO on April 30, 2021.

The Biliran provincial government says on its website that the development of what was then just a town under Leyte started with the construction of the bridge.

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