DPWH announces reopening of Siffu Bridge destroyed by typhoon

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced the reopening of Siffu Bridge in Roxas, Isabela that was destroyed by Typhoon Rosita. The temporary steel bridge will be opened for motorists December 4.

Above: DPWH Region 2 photo
Below: Cagayan Provincial Information Office photo

“The project started on November 8, 2018 and was expected to be completed on December 20, 2018 but by working 24/7 and prominent effort coming from the contractor and field personnel, the team was able to finish the temporary steel bridge structure ahead of schedule on December 3, 2018 which is 16 days earlier than the target date,” DPWH Region 2 Regional Director Melanio C. Briosos.

DPWH said the P7.5 million rehabilitation project includes labor, equipment and miscellaneous materials for the 90 lineal meters steel bridge structure.

It added that Siffu Bridge was closed to traffic since October 30 due to the damage brought by Typhoon Rosita. “The old ravaged bridge was built in 1974 and it already necessitates the need to build a new one,” it added.

Planning for the new four lane Siffu mega bridge amounting to PHP620 Million is ongoing, once the request for funding is approved the project is expected to start on 2019, DPWH said.

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/128927101067669/photos/a.136217280338651/296837477609963/; https://www.facebook.com/cagayanPIO/posts/1134610703386949