Bridge Linking Intramuros and Binondo To Be Finished Within 2021
The construction of a bridge that links Intramuros and Binondo is expected to be finished within 2021.
According to the Chinese Embassy in Manila, "The main bridge of the project is so far 90 per cent completed and is expected to open within this year. By then, it will serve over 30,000 vehicles per day and substantially relieve the traffic congestion along the river.”
For Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, the bridge serves as an iconic landmark. “By September 2021, this attractive design of the arch bridge that symbolizes the friendly cooperation between China and the Philippines will become a new iconic landscape connecting the Binondo and Intramuros districts of Manila,” he said.
With a total cost of P3.39 billion, the Chinese-funded bridge has put in many advanced construction methods and involves the construction of a four-lane, basket-handled tied steel arch bridge. The bridge will have a total length of 680 lineal metres, designed with the new seismic specifications and takes into consideration the effects of climate change.
Meanwhile, the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge that links Mandaluyong City and Makati City is now 79% complete and is expected to open in the first half of 2021.
According to Citing Huang, the projects between Manila and Beijing have entered into a new phase of implementation.
"With the joint efforts of both sides, 11 projects have been completed and 12 projects are being implemented or are about to be implemented," it said.