DPWH Sec. Mark Villar Announced Completion of Quezon Bridge Retrofitting & Other Road Projects


Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported to the Filipino people that they have completed the retrofitting of Quezon Bridge connecting Manila's districts of Quiapo and Ermita across Pasig River.


The DPWH Secretary was quoted as saying "Following months of construction, we have improved the structural integrity of Quezon Bridge by replacing damaged structural components of the bridge built in 1939 along the Quezon Boulevard Extension,” he said.

Sec. Villar added further that "We have enhanced Quezon Bridge safety and efficiency for all motorists by replacing damaged structural steel members including those affected by the April 2014 fire underneath the bridge and by performing sand blasting, installation of carbon fiber, and application of epoxy on deck slab," added Villar.

The son of former Senate President Manny Villar also stated that the strengthening of the Quezon Bridge was done without entirely closing the bridge to traffic. He also assured hat DPWH is committed to ensuring the least possible inconvenience as they proceed with the construction of major road and bridge network.


The newly completed retrofitting of Quezon Bridge which is considered as the oldest bridge in Manila that was already identified as susceptible to damage should a big earthquake occur.

Aside from the Quezon Bridge project of DPWH, Sec. Villar also announced that the agency is currently retrofitting bridges throughout the country, including Ayala Bridge, San Juan Bridge, Mac Arthur Bridge, Marcos Bridge, Magallanes Interchange and OsmeƱa flyover. The DPWH also retrofitted some national road networks.

Source: Sec. Mark Villar FB Page / DPWH


DPWH Sec. Mark Villar Announced Completion of Quezon Bridge Retrofitting & Other Road Projects DPWH Sec. Mark Villar Announced Completion of Quezon Bridge Retrofitting & Other Road Projects Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 2/22/2017 Rating: 5

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