CEBU CITY, (PNA) — The two bridges linking the Cebu mainland and Mactan Island remain strong and passable after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake Tuesday, an official said.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 Director Ador Canlas said initial safety inspections by engineering districts in the region showed there is less damage on infrastructure in Cebu compared to Bohol.
Other bridges in Cebu also remain strong and passable, Canlas said.
But he said three bridges in Maribojoc and Loon towns in Bohol became impassable.
Damage was also observed on 13 other Bohol bridges, although these are still passable.
Canlas said materials for the reconstruction of the three destroyed bridges in Bohol will be delivered from Iloilo City next week and DPWH will construct the steel bridges in one month.
Canlas said members of the Structural Engineers of the Philippines will help DPWH check public schoolbuildings, markets and municipal and city halls as ordered by President Benigno S. Aquino III in his visit to earthquake-hit areas in Bohol and Cebu Wednesday.
Classes in all levels in public and private schools in Cebu have been suspended since Wednesday while school buildings and facilities are being assessed for damage.
Most schools will resume classes on Monday.