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Duterte to inaugurate P757M bridge in Davao del Norte

/ 04:21 PM May 18, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte (PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO)

President Rodrigo Duterte (PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO)

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte – President Duterte was to inaugurate Thursday afternoon the P757.01-million Governor Miranda Bridge II connecting this city and Carmen town, also in Davao del Norte.

The 18-span, 650-lineal meter bridge over Liboganon River was first built in 2004 to serve as an alternative to the 61-year old Governor Miranda Steel Bridge.

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Southern Mindanao said the new bridge was constructed with a higher elevation so traffic would remain unhampered along the Tagum-Carmen section of the Pan-Philippine Highway during flooding.

The new bridge was also  widened in 2014 “to complement the road and bridge widening activities along Daang Maharlika,” the DPWH 11 said.  SFM/rga

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Tagum City and Carmen town in Davao del Norte (Google maps)

Tagum City and Carmen town in Davao del Norte (Google maps)

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TAGS: bridge, Carmen municipality, Davao Del Norte, Department of Public Works and Highways, Governor Miranda Bridge II, inauguration, Infrastructure, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, Tagum City
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