strictly impose 15-ton weight limit for vehicles passing Biliran
February 7, 2019
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) informs the travelling public to strictly
observe the maximum 15-ton allowable weight limit for vehicles
passing Biliran Bridge.
David P. Adongay Jr.,
District Engineer said that Biliran DEO is conducting a load
monitoring checkpoint for all equipment and heavy loading vehicles
crossing the bridge for safety precaution.
To prevent deterioration,
damage or any danger of collapse of bridge, Adongay said that they
have deployed maintenance personnel to guard the bridge 24 hours
against overloading heavy vehicles.
Meanwhile, Engr. Glenda G.
Dagalea, Chief Maintenance Engineer said that they only allow heavy
equipment vehicles to cross Biliran Bridge one at a time to preserve
the old structured bridge.
For hauling equipment
vehicles, a maximum of 250 bags of cement is allowed to be loaded on
a single truck and a maximum of 16 cubic meter for hauling
aggregates (sand and gravel).
“More than the allowed
capacity, should be unloaded,” said Dagalea.
“We need to protect the
bridge but most importantly the lives of the people and the
convenience of the travelling public, so I am asking the drivers of
heavy vehicles to have discipline and cooperate.” Dagalea added.
The Biliran Bridge is the
only access by land of the entire island-province of Biliran to the
island of Leyte, and practically, of the entire Philippines.
Completed around 1975, this bridge is about 120 meters long at its
central span, held in place by an arched steel structure which
hovers above a short and narrow channel of water measuring about 100
meters wide at low tide.