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Typhoon-hit roads in Western Visayas reopened to traffic

Posted by Abi Kwok on September 2, 2008

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 12:36:00 09/02/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Key bridges and highways in Western Visayas have been reopened to traffic after intensive repairs to damage wrought by typhoons in the past months, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Tuesday.

DPWH Region 6 director Rolando Asis said the Valderama Bridge on the Bugasong-Valderama Road in Antique province was reopened after the installation of P5 million worth of bailey panels to replace three washed-out spans.

The Valderrama Bridge links Valderrama town to other municipalities in Antique.

The Odiong-Sibalom-San Remegio Road in Antique has also been reopened to traffic, Asis said.

Other bridges in the province of Antique that have reopened to traffic include: the San Roque Bridge in the municipality of Libertad; Dalanas Bridge in the municipality of Barbaza; Tibiao Bridge in the municipality of Tibiao; Guinbanggaan Bridge in the municipality of Lauan; Asluman Bridge in the municipality of Hamtic; Sibalom and Initan Bridges in the municipality of Sibalom; and, Libonan Bridge in the municipality of San Remegio.

In Iloilo province, the following bridges have been reopened: Tigum Bridge in the municipality of Cabatuan; Jalaur Bridge in the municipality of Calinog; Suage Bridge in the municipality Janiuay; Kantil Box Culvert in the municipality Badiangan; Inguan and Tacuyong Detour Bridges in the municipality Leon; Binanua-an Bridge in the municipality Guimbal; and Tiolas and Ambuyu-an Bridges in the municipality San Joaquin.

The Balusbos and Ibajay (old) bridges in Aklan province have also been reopened.

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