By DPWH 2nd LED
March 7, 2019
CARIGARA, Leyte – A new concrete bridge traversing Uyawan River will soon rise in Uyawan village Carigara, Leyte, Department of Public Works and Highways Leyte II district engineer Gerald Pacanan said.
This bridge has a length of 81.6 meters with a width of 9.44 meters and will stand at 13.306 meters designed based on the maximum flooding level in the area.
During the pre-construction activity held in the said village last February 28, 2019, residents were given the overview of the project, and an open-forum proceeded afterwards.
Project Engineer Libertad Morot discussed the overall structural components of the bridge and the future undertakings of the agency along the process.
“This would serve great benefit, accommodating seven barangays passing through the stream,” she added.
Among these villages are Uyawan, Libo, Lower Hiraan, Barayong, Upper Hiraan, Canlampay, and Caghalo.
The bridge construction has a duration of 412 calendar days, however, the district urges the contractor to complete project earlier than the timeline.
According to Evelyn Reyes, Carigara municipal engineer, the structure is a dream project that will give convenience to motorist and allow them to cross the stream even during heavy downpour.
Meanwhile, Prima Azores, Uyawan barangay captain expressed her utmost gratitude and support to this project. She pointed out that excessive flooding expose danger and inconvenience to residents nearby and upper barangays.