THE construction of a new bridge that will replace the existing one in Parang, Jose Panganiban, is expected to begin soon.
The papers that will pave the way for the bridge construction were signed recently by Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L Singson.
The old Parang bridge, which links the baranggay to the town proper (poblacion) of Jose Panganiban, will be replaced at an estimate cost of at least P20 million.
The project falls under the President’s Bridge Program Office (PBPO), which aims to build and rehabilitate bridges across the country as part of the government’s drive to improve the living condition in the rural areas.
The bridging materials will be supplied by the PBPO while the design and supervision works will be undertaken by the local government of Jose Panganiban, CamNorte.
PBO will assist during the installation of the bridging materials.
Funds to finance the shipment/hauling and launching of the superstructure, civil works for the substructure and other necessary works to complete the project will be shouldered by the JP-LGU.
A source at the JP-LGU told MWBuzz that the Parang bridge has become hazardous to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic due to its faulty design.