PRRD INAUGURATES CEBU’S NEW ICONIC BRIDGE

by Philippine Resources - April 28, 2022

Photo credit: Laag Ta Bai Facebook Page

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led Wednesday, April 27, 2022, the inauguration of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project, an iconic bridge that links mainland Cebu in Cebu City to Mactan Island through Cordova.

The 8.9 kilometer CCLEX is highlighted by its iconic crosses on top of the twin pylons of the cable-stayed main bridge over the Mactan Channel befitting Cebu’s titles as “Queen City of the South”, the Philippines oldest city, and considered to be “Asia's Cradle of Christianity”.

Joining the President in the inauguration are Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Public Works and Highways Secretary Roger G., Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, and various officials from the different government agencies, local government units, and foreign dignitaries.

Photo credit: Department of Public Works and Highways 

Also witnessing the event from DPWH are Senior Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut; Undersecretary Maria Catalina E. Cabral; Assistant Secretaries Wilfredo S. Mallari, Eric A. Ayapana and Rolito D. Manalo; Region 7 Director Edgar B. Tabacon; and Public Private Partnership Service the taken by project developer Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC), a subsidiary company of MPTC, through a joint venture agreement with Cebu City and the municipality of Cordova.

The cable-stayed twin single pylon main bridge has a span length of 390 meters.

Its pylon height of 145 meters and navigational vertical clearance of 52.5 meters and 260 meters horizontal clearance are sufficient for the passage of large vessels.

With a carrying capacity of two (2) lanes per direction, the expressway project also involves the construction of 1,350 meters of viaduct and 5,219 meters causeway and 603 meters low-level bridges.

The now-landmark of Cebu skyline is expected to serve around 50,000 vehicles daily. 

 

Article courtesy of the Department of Public Works and Highways 


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