The ₱7.375 Billion 3.17-kilometer Panguil Bay Bridge, the longest sea crossing bridge in Northern Mindanao, is now 61% completed based on the latest progress report of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). When completed, the bridge will connect the City of Tangub in Misamis Occidental to the Municipality of Tubod in Lanao del Norte reducing travel time between the two provinces from two (2) hours to just seven (7) minutes.
In his report to DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan, DPWH Senior Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain and other DPWH officials conducted onsite inspection last Wednesday, December 7, 2022 and met with the project contractor Namkwang Engineering & Construction Corporation in Joint Venture with Kukdong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. and Gumgwang Construction Co., Ltd. and consultant Yooshin Engineering Corporation in joint venture with Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants Ltd. and Kyong-Ho Engineering & Architects Co., Ltd.
Construction of the 36 abutment and pier columns and 32 coping are still ongoing on both ends at Tubod and Tangub City preceeding the incremental launching method (ILM) for the superstructure.
The bridge is being financed by a loan agreement between the Government of the Philippines and Korean Export Import Bank.
Officially started on February 2020, the design and build of Panguil Bay Bridge has been pushed back attributed to restrictions of work at the height of pandemic and material/supply chain issues, additional design time and delays for the arrival and release of equipment from abroad.
The Panguil Bay Bridge Project has a main bridge (extra-dosed type) with a length of 320 meters, 1,920 meters approach bridge made of pre-stressed concrete girder, and approach road.
photos/text from DPWH
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