The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the rehabilitation of 122.56-lineal meter Pajo Bridge along Lambunao-Inca Road in Lambunao, Iloilo.

Secretary Mark Villar said the P21.6-million project strengthened the bridge, addressing road safety concerns and seamless transportation needs by providing engineering solutions.

Villar commended the DPWH Iloilo 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) for efficiently implementing the repairs on the bridge.

Repairs included sealing of cracks on girder and deck slab, application of carbon fiber sheet and carbon fiber plate, installation of asphalt plug joint and application of waterproofing, asphalt overlay, and pavement markings.

Painting and scour protection works were also done.

“The rehabilitation was undertaken to restore its original load capacity of 20 tons.”

According to the report of District Engineer Sanny Boy Orpel to DPWH Regional Office 6 (DPWH-RO6) Director Lea Delfinado, the rehabilitation was undertaken to restore the structural integrity of Pajo Bridge and restore its original load capacity of 20 tons.

The public works chief noted the importance repairing Pajo Bridge as the Lambunao-Inca Road, where the bridge is located, has been continuously used by heavy loaded vehicles and equipment for passage to the on-going construction sites along Panay East West Road which will connect the provinces of Iloilo and Antique via old Route.

“The newly-improved bridge is expected to facilitate faster delivery of services and goods.”

“The newly-improved bridge is also expected to facilitate faster delivery of services and goods, while providing ease of travel to Iloilo International Airport and other urban and rural areas in Panay Island,” the public works head concluded.

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