Bridges are immensely important. Just like the Assumption

Bridges are immensely important. Just like the Assumption bridge, which is known as the new bridge near the Lipatan. It was made for transportation and to allow safe passage where it was previously not possible. Furthermore, it was created for the convenience of the commuters for this will allow them to easily reach their destination, just like going to school, seek medical help and go to work without having to negotiate in a busy road. Also, the bridge connects the areas of both land and water so that vehicles and people can cross and perform their daily duties. The Lipatan bridge does not only connect the two barangays, but it also indicates the border line of the 2 villages.The Lipatan bridge, providing for both pedestrians, cyclists and cars, gives a faster way for people who are in a rush, or just looking for a faster and efficient travel. Due to these advantages, the Lipatan bridge has been a traffic-prone area. The probable realities in which has caused the construction of another bridge, beside the old Lipatan, a new bridge. It was called the Assumption bridge. According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the new bridge is finished in construction. Even so, it is still unusable to date. This is because of the given reason that cause the delay of usage of the said bridge. To know more about the given case, the researchers are to truly understand the cause and present the data to research, comprehend and recognize for the benefit of the people who use the bridge.The Foreshore Freeway Bridge, known as Cape Town’s Unfinished Bridge, an incomplete section of Eastern Boulevard Highway in the city bowl of Cape Town, South Africa. Conceive and designed in the late 1960’s, work began in 1970’s with the freeway aimed to improve future traffic congestion in the city expected in the years to come. However, due to budget limitation in city expenditure at the time, the project was never completed and has stood in its unfinished state since construction officially ended in 1977. While there has been much speculation in local press over the years regarding the freeway’s conclusion, the city council has yet to come to a decision regarding the matter. The structure has become somewhat of a tourist attraction over the years and is also a popular movie and fashion shoot location (Williams, 2017).On the other hand, Magueragday bridge is like the Assumption bridge which are delayed in completion. Everyday many people cross these bridges. The 84-meter Magueragday bridge connects Dagupan City and San Fabian town along the Pangasinan-La Union Road, had become uncertain after it was abandoned by its contractors. It was demolished but there was no complete fund for its construction. The funding should have been secured before construction began. It has an allocation of P45 million when it started construction in February 2014, but it is only for the first phase of the project.Additionally, the Sinucalan bridge, which was demolished in 2013, is delayed because there was a change in the design of the bridge. Like the Assumption bridge, there are technical problems on why these bridges are not yet finished and functional. When the projects start, the problems will pop up. Before these problems happen, the engineers and architects need to plan all the possible problems and work a solution to finish the project on time.Furthermore, in the early federal suitcases in the United States, the country condemned properties for the construction of public buildings, aqueducts to supply drinking water to cities (United States v. Green Falls Manufacturing Company, 112 U.S. 645, 1884), and obtaining land in the north of St. Mary’s Falls canal in Michigan for the production of war materials (Sharp v. United States, 191 U.S. 341, 1903). The United States Congress desired to preserve and obtain the site of the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania but the Gettysburg Electric Railroad Company that possessed some of the property in question contested this action. Ultimately, the Court pronounced that the federal government has the authority to condemn property. (United States v. Gettysburg Electric Ry., 160 U.S. 668,679, 1896). The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that no private property shall be taken for public use, without such compensation and it was put into good use of the condemnation cases like that against the Gettysburg Railroad Company.Based on the official website of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the construction of Assumption Bridge connecting Barangay San Jose and Del Pilar, City of San Fernando, Pampanga started last April 8, 2015 with an original date of completion of July 10, 2016, yet the actual date of completion has a year and a half delay which is March 25, 2017. The DPWH updated the status of it to 100% complete even though it is not yet fully functional because of the house that is still established, until present, at the other end of the bridge. According to Article III, Section 9 of the Philippine Constitution (1987), a property of an individual cannot be taken for the use of the public if there are no sufficient recompense. That’s why the government can obtain the desired real property as right-of-way, site, or location for any national government infrastructure project through donation, negotiated sale, expropriation or any other method of attainment as delivered by law (Republic Act No. 8974, Section 3).Every day, many people cross the Lipatan bridge. Students, teachers, cars and other people cross it to save time rather than looking for another route. Because of this, the bridge has become congested in traffic because of people wanting to use the bridge instead of using another route. Mugoro (2014) point out that transportation problems have significant effects on students’ school attendance such missing their first periods in the morning. The outcome of this is nonetheless an action of the government, a project. The project was to create a bridge beside the old one rather than renovating it. This may be because building a new bridge is cheaper than renovating an old one. As the new bridge was underway, a technical difficulty was encountered. Since then, the new bridge remained unserviceable even to date. The current state of the new bridge is already 100% finished but is still not usable due to an obstruction on the other end. For the clarification of all, this paper is to find out this main problem in which has caused the bridge to be out of service and why this problem still hasn’t been resolved to date. The fundamental reason as to why the Assumption bridge is still unusable. To understand the main fault and clarify the sources of the said fault in order to formulate a possible solution.