By Glen S. Ramos
LAOY, Bohol – Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado, and Undersecretary and Build Build Build Program Chief Implementer Emil K. Sadain yesterday formally opened the new Clarin Bridge across Loboc River designed as a Nielsen Arch superstructure spanning 104 meters has been fully opened for both traffic direction to the motoring public.
The bridge has an approach road at Abutment “A” of 209 meters and at Abutment “B” of 217 meters with enhancement of landscape and protection work to be done near the bank of Loboc River, one of Bohol’s major tourism destinations.
With a total cost of ₱501.87-million, Clarin Bridge is part of the Bohol Circumferential Road and will serve an important role in the mobility of goods and people and provide greater access to the tourism sites of Bohol Province.
Sadain stated that the new bridge is another thread of friendship linking Philippines and Japan steady and long-term development of meaningful bilateral cooperation.
“Economic development in the area will surely surge from improved transport of goods and services and more local and foreign tourists visiting the wonders of Bohol.”
The project was Implemented by DPWH UPMO-RMC1. (ai/mtvn)