DPWH Plans to Construct a Gigantic Super Floating Bridge from Batangas to Mindoro Island


The Department of Public Works and Highways under the leadership of Secretary Mark Villar has presented a plan to construct a world-class super bridge that aims to link the island of Mindoro to the Province of Batangas in mainland Luzon.



The gigantic super floating bridge will maximize the current position of Mindoro Island as "Luzon's Gateway to the South," to the island provinces of Visayas and Mindanao Region. The DPWH will also provide more infrastructure projects like opening roads for faster and efficient transport of goods and people along the existing Nautical Highway which was popularized during the administration of former Pres. Arroyo.

According to DPWH, the ambitious bridge project will help the increasing demand for expansion and optimization of basic industries or utilities like water, power, oil, and telecommunication companies and will also boost agriculture and ecotourism as well.

The bridge project was originally proposed by Congressman Reynaldo V. Umali, under a House Bill # 2767 dated 9 August 2017, relative to the implementation under PPP mode for the Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of the Mindoro-Batangas Nautical Bridge Highway connecting Mindoro Island to Batangas City.

In an interview with some local media in Mindoro, Governor Alfonso Umali Jr., the LGU head of Oriental Mindoro who is also the brother of Congressman Umali, one of the country's conglomerates, San Miguel Corporation offered to construct the said super bridge that has a total length of 15 kilometer and will cover 6.5 kilometers from Barangay Ilijan in Batangas City to Verde Island and 8.5 kilometers that will continue from Verde Island to Brgy. Sinandigan in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, over a 10m-300m water depth.

Based upon the study of the DPWH, the Batangas-Mindoro Bridge is touted to be the first floating bridge in Southeast Asia with high ship passage on its pontoons.

The highly anticipated bridge project which will be constructed under the administration of Pres. Rody Duterte will be de

According to Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali Jr. the brother of Congressman Reynaldo V. Umali, San Miguel Corporation offered to construct the said super bridge that has a total length of 15 km and will cover the 6.5 kilometers from Barangay Ilijan in Batangas City to Verde Island and 8.5 kilometers that will continue from Verde Island to Barangay Sinandigan in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, over a 10m – 300m water depth.

The bridge project which will be constructed during the administration of Pres. Rody Duterte will be designed also to withstand typhoons with winds up to 350 km/h (220 mph) strength.

Source: DPWH Website


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