SCTEx bailey bridge complete by mid-September-A A +A
Thursday, September 5, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Joint teams in charge of the construction of a bailey bridge connecting the Pasig-Potrero Bridge in Porac to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx), damaged during the height of the southwest monsoon, will be completed by middle of this month.
The construction is jointly undertaken by teams from the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
BCDA Project Manager for SCTEX Services Engr. Joshua M. Bingcang, DPWH Project Management Office-Bridge Sector Engineer IV Engr. Faustino A. de la Cruz, Jr., and SCTEx Development Management Officer III Engr. Ryan Pineda conducted an inspection of the ongoing assembly of the bailey bridge, which is vital for seamless delivery of goods and services in the region.
The bailey bridge has maximum capacity of 25 tons and can accommodate Class 3 vehicles.
The SCTEx, considered a vital socio-economic booster in Central Luzon, connects to the four provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac, as well as the Clark Freeport Zone, Clark International Airport, Subic Freeport Zone and the Central Techno Park in Tarlac.
Last month, the strong water current spawned by heavy downpours during the height of tropical storm Maring set off a massive erosion of up to 10 hectares of land from the banks of the Pasig-Potrero river that caused the damage to a segment of the toll road that serves as an approach to the Pasig-Potrero Bridge.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 06, 2013.