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DPWH to construct hanging steel bridge for Brgy Tambacan

ILIGAN CITY (Feb. 26) – The hanging wood bridge that connects Brgy. Tambacan to the city's commercial center will now be replaced with a steel bridge worth 4.6 million pesos.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), congressional staff, and project contractor met with the Tambacan Barangay Council and their constituents for the project's Preconstruction Meeting on Feb. 18 at Brgy. Tambacan, this city.

The meeting was an opportunity for the stakeholders to express their questions and concerns about the project.

Sittie Aiza, a Brgy. Tambacan resident, said that it is hard to let go of the current bridge because of the childhood memories associated with it.

"Sakit i-let go ang tulay nga puno sa amuang childhood memories," she said.

(It hurts to let go of the bridge that is filled with childhood memories.)

Still, she expressed support for their barangay council and thanked Congressman Frederick Siao for initiating the bridge project for their barangay.

"Goodbye hanging bridge! Hello hanging steel bridge. Thank you pud sa atoang pinalanggang (also to our beloved) Congressman Freddie Siao sa (for the) Hanging Steel Bridge project. Tinood njud ni (This is real). Finally," she added.

This bridge is just one of the several projects initiated by Cong. Frederick W. Siao in line with his advocacy of bringing development to all barangays of Iligan City. Other projects he initiated for other barangays include multipurpose buildings, gymnasiums, roads, and school buildings.

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