The 3.17-kilometer Panguil Bay Bridge Project, the longest sea-crossing bridge project in Northern Mindanao is now 69 percent completed. Based on a recent inspection by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) led by Senior Undersecretary Emil Sadain, the inter-island bridge project is target to attain 90 percent completion by December 2023, reach 95 percent by March 2024, and to open to vehicular traffic by June 2024.
The main bridge will be 320-meter long with parallel high strength HDPE-coated multi-strands stay cable, while the length of the two approach bridge sections and approach roads will be 1.38-kilometer and 1.47-kilometer, respectively.
photos by DPWH
The ₱7.37 Billion bridge project will reduce land travel time between Tangub City, Misamis Occidental and Tubod, Lanao Del Norte from 2 to 2.5 hours to just 7 minutes.
Funded by a loan agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Government of South Korea through its Economic Development Cooperation Fund, the construction work is under joint venture contractor Namkwang-Kukdong-Gumwang with Yooshin Eng’g Corp. in joint venture with Pyunghwa Eng’g & KyongHo Eng’g & Architects as project consultant.