The New Magsaysay Bridge was built in the heart of Dagupan City, along the Urdaneta-Dagupan-Lingayen Road in Pangasinan.
The bridge is a replacement of the Old Magsaysay Bridge, which collapsed during the July 16,1990 killer earthquake.
The new bridge is a 4-lane and two sidewalk bridge structure designed and built to be earthquake resistant, in accordance with the 1991 AASHTO Code. The bridge proper is 130 meters long and 20 meters wide, divided in 5 spans, respectively measuring 32.17 m, 15.98 m, 33.70 m, 15.98 m, and 32.17 m. The bridge roadway is 16 m wide and has an asphalt overlay, the two sidewalks are 2.0 m wide each.
The bridge is supported by two abutment structures, each with 3 bored piles 51.5 m long and 2.20 m diameter, and by two frames, of which frame 1 is founded on 8 bored piles 55 m long and 1.7 m diameter and frame 2 is founded on 6 bored piles 55 m long and 1.7 m in diameter.
The project includes 2 concrete bridge approaches on ramp, respectively 88 m and 76 m long, 20 m wide, complete sidewalks, curb and gutter, guard rails, reinforced concrete retaining walls and underground drainage system and bridge light with automatic photo-cell switch. Total length of the project (Bridge and Approaches) is 294 linear meters.
The New Magsaysay Bridge