#DPWH NEWS RELEASE
By Wilzon A. Valdez, RPIO-DPWH
Department of Public Works and Highways Cagayan Valley Regional Director Melanio C. Briosos reported that construction operations are already in progress for the P182 Million Tallang bridge project in Baggao, Cagayan.
Implemented by the DPWH Regional Office 02 at a cost of P182,095,303.86. The bridge will cover the length of 270 meters consisting of nine (9) spans, with a carriageway width of 7.32 meters; with both abutments and eight (8) piers utilizing bored piles as foundation.
According to Director Briosos, the construction of the permanent all-weather structure will provide convenience in transporting agricultural and commercial products to major economic hubs in urban areas and other neighboring provinces.
The bridge project is set to spur rapid growth in terms of economic and tourism activities in the rural area. The municipality of Baggao is endowed with vast natural resources with its untapped tourist’s attractions.
The new bridge will also facilitate enhancement of employment, business, trade and promote peace and order development in the area, Briosos added.
The Bridge is projected to be completed before the scheduled target date of May 02, 2018.
Project Name: Construction of Tallang Bridge and Approaches Baggao, Cagayan
Project Description: The proposed Construction of Tallang Bridge and Approaches spans 270 lin. meters across the Paranan River (9 spans Pre-stressed concrete girders at 30.0m per span) with a carriageway width of 7.32m; both abutments and 8 piers rest on bored piles.
Location: Tallang, Baggao, Cagayan
Contract Amount: P182,095,000.00
Contract I.D. : 17B00038
Name of Project : MFO 1: National Road Network Services- Construction and Maintenance of Bridges along National Roads, New Construction of Permanent Bridges- Tertiary, TALLANG BRIDGE 1 and Approaches along Baybayog- Baggao- Dalin- Sta. Margarita Road
Location : Baggao, Cagayan
Contractor : J.H. PAHARA CONST. CORP./ E.V. INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION(JV)
Project Description : Construction of 9 span @ 30m. Bridge (270m. Length, 7.32m. width)
and Bridge Approaches.
• 2-abutments with 2-2.0mØ bored pile and 1 Coping each
• Construction Backwall, Wingwall and of Bridge Protection at abutments.
• 8-piers with 2-2.0mØ bored pile, 2-1.3mØ column/shaft and 1 coping each
• 36 x 30m. (4 x 9 spans) TYPE IVB Pre-Stressed Concrete Girder with Diaphragms @ 10m.
• 7.32m. width and 0.235m. thick Deck Slab, 1.0m. width Sidewalk with Curb and Gutter, and Concrete Railings
• Road Components at Bridge Approaches (6.7m. width and 0.28m. thk. PCCP, Slope Protections and Concrete Paved Shoulders).
Appropriation : Php 144,000,000.00
ABC : Php 187,739,733.22
Original Contract Amount : Php182,095,303.86
Source of Fund : GAA FY 2017
Original Contract Duration: 360 C.D.
Contract Effectivity Date : May 08, 2017
Original Completion Date : May 02, 2018
Implementing Office : CONSTRUCTION DIVISION/ DPWH – RO2
Project Engineer : ISABELO C. GUINGAB, JR.
Project Inspector : ALEJANDRO S. ABELLA
Materials Engineer : GLENN TIMOTHY L. ALAN