The Governor Ysalina Bridge, the oldest steel bridge in Cagayan de Oro City is set to be replaced with a new 4-lane bridge. This was disclosed by City Planning Head Ramir Balquin and confirmed by City Mayor Rolando “Klarex” Uy during his “Inyong Alagad” program today. Considered a city landmark, the bridge was built in 1939. Balquin said safety was the major factor in the decision to replace the bridge. In December 2022, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reduced its load capacity from 7 tons to only 4 tons where only light vehicles are allowed to pass.
Accordingly, construction will start sometime early next year while the budget for the new bridge will be readied by DPWH along with the preparations for the bridge project (by the DPWH along with City Hall).
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