Monday, 10 August 2009

President inaugurates Southern Leyte bridge

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo led the inauguration of Agas-Agas bridge in Sogod, Southern Leyte this morning. Considered to be the tallest bridge today, the 85 meter high bridge with a length of 350 meters is estimated to last for up to 75 years and will make the road passable once again to all vehicular traffic 24/7 after it was closed more than 2 years ago because of frequent landslides. Agas-Agas bridge was constructed by Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co. Ltd. under the Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway Rehabilitation Project. It will not only transport merchandise from Luzon to Mindanao via Maharlika Highway but will also promote tourism in the area due to its panoramic view.

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