It was on October 31, 2009 when the Kumintang Bridge collapsed, taking the lives of a father and his son who crossed the bridge over the Calumpang River.
That tragic incident might have continue to haunt the only survivor of the accident – the mother of the family. As promises of urgent reconstruction of the bridge were made the day after the tragedy, the citizens of Batangas City whose lives were affected when the Bridge of Promise fell could do nothing but wait.
This following article from PIO includes update of the reconstruction of the Kumintang Bridge.
Nakahanda na para buhusan ng semento ang slab o ang Reinforce Concrete Deck Girder ng Bridge of Promise. Noong nakaraang linggo isinagawa ang pagbubuhos sa slab na nasa Kumintang Ibaba at mamayang gabi nakatakdang buhusan ang nasa kabilang dulo na matatagpuan naman sa Gulod Labac.
Tinatayang nasa 85% na ang development ng Bridge of Promise. Isusunod dito ang pagsesmento ng gitnang bahagi o ang Austrian Bridge Component na siyang “bakal na tulay”. Samantala, para lalong mapatibay ang bagong Bridge of Promise ay lalagyan din ito ng retaining wall sa ilalim na bahagi nito para huwag bumagsak o gumuho ang lupa. Ang nasabing tulay ay nasa ika-anim na buwan na ang konstraksyon na nasira bunsod ng bagyong santi. (Dimpy Lontoc-Matienzo, PIO Batangas City)
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