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Alaminos bridge widening to boost agriculture and tourism

The Casolming Bridge is almost finished, and it is planned to relieve traffic congestion during rush hour and accommodate more cars for agricultural and tourism purposes in the city and western Pangasinan.

Regie Villanueva, a staff member of the Department of Public Works and Highways – Pangasinan’s 1st Engineering District, said the construction, which began on March 3, 2021, is slated to be completed by June 25, in a phone interview on Wednesday.

“With one additional lane on each side, the bridge’s capacity will quadruple,” Villanueva added.

The 46.2-meter Casolming Bridge, which spans the Pangasinan-Zambales Road, connects the province’s northern and western regions.

The widening project, according to DPWH 1 (Ilocos) information officer Esperanza Tinaza, will increase the bridge’s capacity by adding lanes on each side, improve the delivery of agricultural products to nearby cities and towns, and ease the traffic woes of tourists visiting the Hundred Islands National Park here.

Tinaza said the project, which cost PHP49 million and covered bored piling, girder cast-in-place, stone masonry, and pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe, was funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2021.

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