Collapse of bridge affects bus trips in Zambo Sur, Iligan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 January 2014 11:40

PAGADIAN CITY –There is no direct trips of passengers buses from this city to Iligan City as well as from Dipolog City to Ozamiz since the collapse of the Napo-Lapayan Bridge in Lanao del Norte.

The bridge, connecting the towns of Linamon and Kauswagan in Lanao del Norte, collapsed around 10:00 p.m. Monday due to rampaging flood waters brought about by heavy rains spawned by the Low Pressure Area (LPA) experienced in Mindanao at that time.

Engr. Reynerio Alcachupas, head of this province’ first engineering district, said the passengers of buses would need to ride motorized banca from Linamon and Kauswagan and vice-versa and then board again on buses to be able to reach to their destinations.

Alcachupas said that for those who have their own vehicle, they can travel from and to Iligan City by taking the longer route by traversing through Marawi City then to Malabang town in Lanao del Sur via Cotabato City and then to the municipality of Tukuran, this province.

Alcachupas said they could traverse along the coastal road upon reaching Tukuran town in traveling to this city.

He said DPWH personnel are undertaking remedial measures to re-establish the Linamon-Kauswagan passage way.

Military and police have been deployed to ensure the protection of the affected commuters who have to endure longer travel time to reach their destinations. HDC