JARO, Leyte – With the new hanging bridge crossing the Binahaan River, residents of Barangay San Pedro, this town, are now connected to the main town.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) has reported the completion of the P16.41 million hanging bridge with a length of 142 linear meters made of steel cables and created with a wood bridge deck.
A roadway pavement approaching the bridge was also concreted with a total length of 729.5 linear meters and a width of 2.5 meters.
According to District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, the project has a significant impact not only on the local economy but on the residents as well.
“They will no longer endure the ravaging river flow, especially during rainy season to cross the river and reach their homes at any time of the day,” he said.
Aside from the significant impacts of the bridge, it has also become a popular attraction for locals and has been featured by some vloggers. They are amazed of the side to side sway and up and down bounce while they are walking on the bridge. Its elevation from the river bed brings an awesome feeling looking down.
Oppura said that the completion of the project, allows the local residents to have better mobility of goods, services, and transportation without any obstacles, allowing them to have access to the nearby barangays and town proper.
(LIZBETH ANN A.ABELLA)