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New bridge to connect Valenzuela, Caloocan

MANILA, Philippines - A P1.7-million suspension bridge will soon rise over he Tullahan River, cutting in half the travel time between Barangay Ugong, Valenzuela City and Barangay Talipapa, Caloocan City, an official said yesterday.

Valenzuela City project engineer Rainer Ronda said the La Mesa bridge, which will be completed in June, is 64 meters long and 1.2 meters wide. It can hold up to 80 people at any given time.

“This structural profile would also allow motorcycles to pass through,” Ronda said.

He said lighting fixtures will be installed on the bridge to keep residents safe when they pass through at night.

Ronda said the La Mesa bridge is part of the city government’s package of infrastructures along the Tullahan River to improve accessibility and provide safer foot traffic for residents.  

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