By Glen S. Ramos
CARRANGLA, Nueva Ecija — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan said that the 86-meter hanging bridge in Barangay Minuli, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija that will provide a safer and more convenient way to cross the portion of Talavera River, is now open.
“Residents of Sitio Santolan where it is located including the nearby sitios of Malidi and Sentro can now cross the river safely and without difficulty compared to the old risky makeshift wooden platforms which is also dangerous during rainy days where strong currents and rapid water flow in the river,” Bonoan stated.
With the newly-constructed hanging bridge, locals and farmers now have easier access in and out of the communities without compromising their safety.
The provision of the bridge is also timely with the return to face-to-face classes, particularly for students of Minuli Elementary School located just 700 meters away from the hanging bridge.
The DPWH Nueva Ecija First District Engineering Office (DEO) implemented the P4.9-million project with funding sourced from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2022. (ai/mtvn)