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Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« on: July 04, 2010, 09:43:16 PM »


A 40-year old steel bridge in Mayantoc, Tarlac collapsed mid-day on July 04, 2010 leaving western barangays of the town inaccessible, including Black Pencil Project community - Brgy. Labney.

The Cojuangco Bridge built in 1970 has a capacity limit of 10 tons adjoining Poblacion Sur and Barangay Cub-cub. Two dump trucks heavily loaded with gravel from nearby quarry-site led to the catastrophic fall, leaving one truck driver dead and the other severely wounded.

Oddly, Mayantoc has been a primary source of gravel and sand vital for construction aggregates used in multi-billion infrastructure projects in Central Luzon including the Mega Dike.

Local officials vowed an immediate closure of quarry operations in the locality. Vehicles are now being rerouted via Poblacion Sur - Mapandan, crossing the knee-deep Camiling river.

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Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 09:54:30 PM »
I'm having my siesta luxuriously this afternoon when brother woke me up and told me to pick up my camera as the bridge nearby had completely fell down, leaving a dump truck crumpled down on the rubble and the other still hanging.

From Poblacion, I drove my bike and saw the bridge was complete gone, and a beeline of people start to gather.







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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 09:57:33 PM »




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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 10:01:14 PM »
Retrieval operations underway. A driver of the other truck perished while the other was severely wounded and was rushed to the nearby Gilberto Teodoro District Hospital.






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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 10:18:00 PM »
tsk tsk. Pag aksidente talaga. Hay.
Thanks Mon for sharing!

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 10:19:14 PM »
Great docu photos sir Mon.

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 10:26:11 PM »
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Oddly, Mayantoc has been a primary source of gravel and sand vital for construction aggregates used in multi-billion infrastructure projects in Central Luzon including the Mega Dike
how sad and ironic.... :(
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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 10:27:30 PM »
hayy overloaded...
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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 10:31:02 PM »
Sir Jun, Pao, salamat.

Kawawa yung driver, ganoon pala feeling maski gusto ko kuhanan, iniwasan ko na lang kunan. Ina-acetelyn pa para lang ma-retrieve yung cadaber.


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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 11:11:27 AM »
so sad naman po ang pangyayaring ito .. just passed the bridge a week ago when I went to Cubcub .. ano na po ang update about dito? mei water na din po ba sa Mayantoc kse di po ba nawala ung water supply when the bridge collapsed? thanks po.

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 01:09:58 PM »
tragic end for the guy. old bridges should really be checked for structural integrity otherwise mauulit lang ito.  great docu pards. 
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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 06:07:31 PM »
so sad naman po ang pangyayaring ito .. just passed the bridge a week ago when I went to Cubcub .. ano na po ang update about dito? mei water na din po ba sa Mayantoc kse di po ba nawala ung water supply when the bridge collapsed? thanks po.

Wala pa water until now. Back to pump well mostly tiga bayan.

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 06:20:34 PM »
Panalo sir Mon, I've seen this in the news a while ago.

Is it the bridge going to Camiling? Kinda familiar kase

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010, 06:23:34 PM »
sa itsura palang ng truck eh' talagang napakabigat na para dun sa tulay. ngayon na naman kikilos ang mga inspector ng mga kalsada at tulay nyan dahil may nangyaring ganyan :-[
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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2010, 06:23:58 PM »
Panalo sir Mon, I've seen this in the news a while ago.

Is it the bridge going to Camiling? Kinda familiar kase

Glenn, no this one is in Mayantoc. Pero isang ilog lang ito.

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010, 07:10:04 PM »
Hindi dapat nagsabay yung 2 dump trucks...

The bridge was old anyway, the local officials should have seen that coming...

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010, 08:10:15 PM »
may mga nasaktan ba sir, kasalan ng mga contarctor yan e, tinipid nila. tsk tsk tsk

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2010, 08:21:31 PM »
Kudos to your coverage Pres Mon. :)
Malas naman nyan trucks. :(
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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2010, 08:26:30 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Nice captures despite the difficult situation. Hindi ko pa naririnig sa news ito.

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2010, 09:41:15 PM »
Sad, very sad indeed. I only see 2 dump trucks. It's very difficult to judge this to be the main culprit.

My personal assessment is that, its a disaster waiting to happen. The entire truss panel (slab included) drops & collapse between piers. Even if the two trucks were travelling at a considerable distance it would have been academic since 5-6 ordinary cars (w/ occupant) will easily constitute the weight carried by each truck plus its own weight. The span of the collapse bridge section can simply accommodate at least 10 cars (5 each lane). A potentially more damaging result knowing that some of us just drive w/o reading the signs.

Judging from the twisted truss frame (it fell almost intact amazingly despite the warp), a few distorted (unchecked & unmaintained) bolts especially at the plate junction & center of span is all that is needed to bring forth it's demise. The paint on the trusses are pathetic.

Dapat DPWH must check all bridge particularly major ones 5years & older routinely-IMMEDIATELY! Yes, I'm saying 5 yrs & older because ang pintura sa bakal can quickly rust no matter how paint companies brag about their anti-rust product. We just got to do it.

My prayer goes to the victims of this tragedy. Thanks sir mon for sharing. Pls be careful when crossing old & big bridges.

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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2011, 06:05:18 PM »
Update:

After nine (9) months, our town now have a new bridge, servicing ten (10) interior barangays. Thanks to PNoy's Presidential Fund.





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Re: Collapsed Cojuangco Bridge, Mayantoc, Tarlac
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2011, 06:09:06 PM »
The spanking and newly built 20 Tons Bridge was renamed from Jose Cojuangco Sr. Bridge to President Corazon Aquino Bridge.



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