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Cebu engineers start feasibility study for Tagbilaran-Panglao bridge

Cebu engineers start feasibility study for Tagbilaran-Panglao bridge

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Cebu engineers start feasibility study for Tagbilaran-Panglao bridge

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NEDA Director General Ernesto Pernia (extreme right) inspects the site of the proposed third bridge which will connect Tagbilaran City and Panglao Island together with (L-R) Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II, Bohol Chronicle Radio Corp. chairman Peter Dejaresco, and Gov. Edgar Chatto.

Engineers of a Cebu-based consultancy have been deployed to conduct studies for the planned construction of the third bridge which will connect Tagbilaran City and Panglao Island.

According to Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II, personnel from CEDCO Engineers and the Department of Public Works and Highways will start to inspect the bridge’s site on Monday.

The engineers will conduct a topographic survey and geotechnical investigation around K of C Drive, the Tagbilaran pier and Barangays Totolan and Songculan in Dauis.

Damalerio said that the construction is projected to start next year.

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Initial plans for the project indicated that the bridge will be a four-lane structure intended to prevent congestion in existing bridges connecting the city and Panglao once the new airport is completed.

Rogelio Eslava, CEDCO general manager, had previously sent a letter to Gov. Edgar Chatto appealing for support in its feasibility study and advance engineering design operation for the project.

Eslava and other CEDCO personnel are set to meet with Chatto, Dauis Mayor Miriam Sumaylo, Tagbilaran Mayor John Geesnell Yap and other engineers involved in the project to discuss the construction.

Earlier this month, Boholano Socioeconomic Planning Sec. Ernesto Pernia also visited the bridge’s site and locations of other big-ticket projects in the province. (Rey Tutas)

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