BRIDGE. A 101 lineal metes concrete bridge in Barangay Dingle, Abuyog in Leyte is now open to traffic, seen to result in fast and easy transport of people and services. (DPWH-8)

TACLOBAN CITY– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the region has completed the construction of a concrete bridge connecting the remote village of Dingle to the mainland area of Abuyog, Leyte, offering fast and safe passage for locals and motorists.

Before the structure was built, residents of Dingle had to use a hanging bridge to cross the river towards the adjacent barangay which posed danger and hassle to them.

Engr.Edgar Tabacon, DPWH regional director, said that the bridge has a total project cost of P110.974 million which covers the construction of a two-lane bridge spanning a length of 101 lineal meters.

The bridge is designed according to the latest DPWH standard specification and seismic design to withstand future calamities.

“Just like all the roads and bridges that the department have constructed, the Dingle Bridge enables the local communities to have better access to services offered by our government, and towards economic opportunities,” Tabacon said.

The Dingle Bridge, now being used by locals after its completion in December 24, 2023, benefits a total of 122 households with 567 estimated population according to the latest census.

The livelihood of the Dingle residents will now thrive through better and faster transport of farm products, goods, and services to towns, cities, and provinces and vice versa.