In his recent inspection, Public Works and Highways Secretary ordered the DPWH Region X Office to immediately prepare the program of work for the needed repair of the damaged bridge.
"Agus Bridge is one of the main bridges of Iligan City, if not repaired immediately, it will cost the delay not only of the traveling public but also the flow of trade going to and from Zamboanga, Misamis Occidental and all other parts of Mindanao since it is situated along Iligan-Cagayan-Butuan Road (ICBR," Ebdane said.
The damaged bridge has a total length of 104 meters [30 meters Reinforced Concrete Deck Girder (RCDG) and 74 meters Steel]. Halfway of the Steel Bridge was bombed which destroyed both sides of its steel beam. Upon assessment of the Regional Bridge Expert, bottom chords (left and right), the main diagonal mid-span, cross stringers and the sidewalks of the bombed area are totally damaged.
To date only light vehicles are allowed to pass the detour bridge, with vehicular traffic being supervised by Lanao del Norte 2nd District Engineering Office in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) of Iligan City.