DPWH says, all roads in Region 13 passable despite damages to five road sections, five national bridges

  • February 18, 2017

MANILA, Feb. 18 – The Department of Public Works and Highways said that five (5) road sections and five (5) national bridges were found to have damages due to the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Region XIII. All affected national roads and bridges are still passable.

 

The DPWH District Engineering Offices concerned installed warning signs and deployed personnel and equipment to conduct clearing operations and placement of filling materials on bridge approaches.

 

Director Ernesto Gregorio, Jr. of the Bureau of Maintenance of the DPWH, identified the damaged road sections as Daang Maharlika Road particularly Surigao-Ipil-Lipata Section, K1113+150-K1122+177 and Surigao-Agusan Section, K1122+800-K1123+900 where intermittent damaged road section with cracks/buckling/blow-up of concrete/asphalt pavement have been reported but passable to all types of vehicles.

 

Warning signs and barricades have been installed on affected areas. Augmentation of equipment and workforce are on site. Removal of debris/clearing operation is on-going.

 

Another damaged road section is along the Surigao Wharf Road particularly at K1122+190-K1122+310 where longitudinal cracks and disintegration of pavement have been reported but still passable to all types of vehicles.

 

Warning signs and barricades installed on affected areas.

 

The other three road sections are that of Surigao-Davao Coastal Road, Magpayang-Mainit Wharf Road and Surigao-San Juan Coastal Road where minor cracks in carriageway have been reported but passable to all types of vehicles. Warning signs and barricades installed on affected areas.

 

Meanwhile, the five damaged bridges include the Malico Bridge particularly at K1122+067, Daang Maharlika Road (Lipata-Surigao Section) which has depressed approach slab /damaged concrete railings. One lane is passable to light vehicles only.

 

Steel plate and warning signs at bridge approaches have been provided. Heavy Vehicles are diverted to Surigao Wharf Road connecting Surigao City-San Juan Coastal in going and from Lipata Port and Surigao-Agusan Road.

 

The second damaged bridge is the Kinabutan I Bridge particularly along K1121+642, Daang Maharlika Road (Lipata-Surigao Section), with cracks/buckling/pop-up of steel plate and damage concrete railings. This is passable to light vehicles only.

 

The DPWH Surigao del Norte I District Office has provided steel plate and warning signs at bridge approaches. Heavy Vehicles are diverted to Surigao Wharf Road connecting Surigao City-San Juan Coastal going in and from Lipata Port and Surigao-Agusan Road.

 

The Kinabutan II Bridge particularly along K1121+826, Daang Maharlika Road (Lipata-Surigao Section) which incurred depressed approach slab/damaged concrete railings and is passable to light vehicles only. Steel Plate and Warning Signs at bridge approaches have been provided. Heavy Vehicles are diverted to Surigao Wharf Road connecting Surigao City-San Juan Coastal going in and from Lipata Port and Surigao-Agusan Road.

 

The Friendship Bridge particularly along K1118+191, Surigao-San Juan Coastal Road has been reported to have a settlement of approach A due to damaged slope protection; cracks on girder have also been noted, but still passable to all types of vehicles.

 

The Banahaw Bridge particularly along K1115+425, Surigao-San Juan Coastal Road was reported to have damaged slope protection but is passable to all types of vehicles. Warning signs were provided at bridge approach.

 

The Anao-aon Bridge under the Provincial Road of Surigao del Norte located in the Municipality of San Francisco has collapsed and has been closed to traffic. No alternate routes have been identified. DPWH personnel was deployed on site for augmentation. There is an on-going installation of temporary timber bridge. New construction of the bridge (L=165 l.m) is recommended with an estimated amount of Php 115,000,000.00.

 

The DPWH estimates the partial cost of damages to P104.743 million as of 12 noon on February 17, 2017. (PIA/DPWH)  


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