DPWH working on measures to protect tallest bridge in PH

84m high and 350m long
Oct 14, 2014

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The heavy rains in the Visayan region and the ensuing landslides have prompted Department of Public Works and Highways secretary Rogelio Singson to direct his agency's Region 8 office to protect the structural stability of the Agas-Agas Bridge, the highest bridge in the Philippines situated along Daang Maharlika in Sogod, Southern Leyte.

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According to Singson, the observed landslides and scouring at the bridge's Piers 1 and 2 could seriously damage the structure's foundation if they are continuously neglected. During an inspection of the bridge by the agency in August, a team of engineers discovered that the landslide and scouring not only occurred 10m apart from both bridge piers but also collapsed the access road underneath the bridge and washed out preventive measures like drainage canals and gabion flood controls.

Plans to protect the 84m-high and 350m-long Agas-Agas Bridge from further damage are reportedly being readied for submission to the DPWH central office by the agency’s region 8 director, Rolando Asis.

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