DAVAO CITY, May 17 (PIA) - - President Rodrigo Duterte will inaugurate on Thursday (May 18), Governor Miranda Bridge II in Barangay Bincungan, Tagum City.
As part of the inauguration, President Duterte, together with Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario, will unveil the marker at the foot of the bridge and later, have its inaugural drive through.
The 650-meter bridge was constructed in 2004 to serve as an alternate bridge to the Old Governor Miranda Steel Bridge that was built in 1956, and after 10 years, was expanded to complement the road and bridge widening activities along Daang Maharlika.
The widening of the bridge amounting to P757.01-million started its construction in 2015 and was completed on April 21, 2017.
According to the briefer from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the old steel bridge will eventually be removed as it becomes impassable due to overflowing of water during flooding. (PIA11, Michael Uy)