Friday, June 9, 2017


The construction of the hundred million pesos’ Sinocalan Bridge in Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan is a disappointment before the eyes of the users and the town mayor.

Mayor Carlito Zaplan assailed the private contractor'sNorthern Builder and the 4th Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works & Highway’s botched and shoddy construction of the bridge when they negligently leave a mound of soil, sand and gravel, and other construction materials at the left side of the river thus preventing the ingress of the water that flow instead to the right side and destroy through its impact the slope protection materials of the river bank on the right side of the picture. Recently, the contractor and the office of then DPWH 4th Engineering Office’s District Engineer Marietta B. Mendoza drew flaks from the media after cracks were found on the middle pavement of the bridge that was just constructed more than a year ago.MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

SUBSTANDARD PROJECT. The Department of Public Works & Highway closed
 a portion of the Sinocalan Bridge because of this crack in the middle of the bridge.
 The multi-million pesos bridge was just opened to the public a year ago.
 The substandard work allegedly done by Northern Builders based in Tarlac
 City showed a very thin cement pavement that exposes the iron grills.
PHOTO CREDIT: Northern Watch Newspaper.

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