Tacloban City— In a significant move to ensure the safety and integrity of national infrastructure, the Tacloban City District Engineering Office (TCDEO) has undertaken a comprehensive bridge inspection survey as part of a nationwide event, which also encompasses the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The survey, which commenced in the second week of May, is scheduled to proceed until July 28, 2024.

Under the leadership of BMS Coordinator, Engr. Ted Bryan Bacor, and with the support of engineers from the Planning and Design Section, the program aims to meticulously monitor the state of bridges in Tacloban City. The BMS encompasses a series of critical activities, including bridge inventory surveys, annual condition inspections, updates on bridge condition information, analysis of bridge condition data, and the preparation of prioritized maintenance and network development programs.

“The BMS inspections are not just routine checks; they are a proactive approach to safeguarding public safety and enhancing the efficiency of our transportation infrastructure. By identifying potential structural issues early, we can implement necessary interventions swiftly, avoiding the escalation of minor damages into more significant, expensive repairs.” BMS Coordinator Engr. Ted Bryan Bacor said in a statement.

The BMS inspections are a cornerstone for public safety, ensuring that potential structural concerns are identified and addressed promptly. This proactive strategy not only prevents accidents but also contributes to economic stability by maintaining uninterrupted transportation routes. (PR)