Manila Bay, bay of the South China Sea extending into southwestern Luzon Island, Philippines. Almost completely landlocked, it is considered one of the world’s great harbours and has an area of 770 sq mi (2,000 sq km) with a 120-mi (190-km) circumference. Its widest diameter, from northwest to southeast, measures 36 mi. Corregidor Island, 30 mi west of Manila, divides the bay’s 11-mi-wide entrance into two channels—the seldom used South Channel and the safer, 2-mi-wide North Channel between Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Manila Bay Typhoon Damage

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has released a preliminary design for the seawall in Manila Bay, after it was destroyed by giant waves caused by Typhoon “Pedring” on Tuesday.
The agency’s design bureau was tasked to design a new and modern sea wall that can withstand typhoons stronger than Pedring.
The new design featured a seawall measuring the same height, but much wider.
From the old seawall’s thickness of 70 centimeters, the design bureau plans to build a sea wall that is 1 meter thick.

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