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Aklan opens WV’s ‘longest bridge’

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The longest bridge in Western Visayas was opened to the public Thursday.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar led the inauguration of the Kalibo Bridge III, which is located on the boundaries of Barangay Tigayon, Kalibo and Barangay Mina, Lezo, Aklan.

“The Kalibo Bridge, which has a budget of P500 million, is part of the ongoing 16-kilometer Aklan circumferential road project,” said Villar. (https://bit.ly/2RkYSaW)

The bridge spans around 770 meters.

Once completed, the DPWH chief said the circumferential road which traverses the adjacent towns of Kalibo, Numancia, Lezo, and Makato would cut down travel time from this capital town to Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan from one hour and a half to 45 minutes.