PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Palanit Bridge in Northern Samar closes to heavy vehicles
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan 4 (PIA) –- The Palanit Bridge in San Isidro, Northern Samar will be temporarily closed to all types of heavy vehicles effective January 5 until February 5.
Sandy T. Pua of the Department of Public Works and Highways-Northern Samar 1st Engineering District said the bridge is in need of immediate repair due to damaged deck slab.
Palanit Bridge is one of the old bridges in the area that needs heavy repair.
“These bridges are more than 40 years old,” Pua said. Such bridges have a lifespan of only 25 years, he added.
Pua said that all heavy vehicles are advised to take the Catarman-Calbayog route via Lope de Vega.
He also called on the commuting public to bear with the temporary inconvenience which he said will result to a safer and more comfortable travel after one month. (PIA 8)