Sunday, June 12, 2016
Final Bridge Update: We'll Cross That Bridge When We Get To It (Video)
Finally, after nearly three months,the bridge between our apartment and Sibulan is finished and open to traffic.
I was reasonably certain that the bridge would be open in time for Sibulan's festival celebration for the patron saint of the town, St. Anthony of Padua on June 13. Except for a few cosmetic touches, the bridge has been finished for a week or so, although it would not be opened until today, June 12.
The only reason I could see for the delay would be if there was some sort of opening celebration planned. I can't say if there actually was a big tadoo or not. I was awake early this morning (as usual) and looked out toward the bridge at about 6:30 and traffic was already going across. The barriers had to have been removed pretty early.
Yesterday morning, as we were returning from our walk to the market, we saw a large blue truck drive up on the west side of the bridge. There were a couple of workers at the bridge and someone from the truck wanted the barriers removed so they could get across. He was not accommodated.
The short video below shows our first crossing of the bridge by car since March 14. The video shows us driving through Sibulan - past the Catholic Church - and onto the highway. As one can see, Sibulan is preparing for tomorrow's festival.