Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge Opens to Public in Q2 2021
Motorists will soon experience the newly-renovated Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge.
According to Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar, the bridge which links Barangka Drive in Mandaluyong City and Estrella Street in Makati City will soon open in the second quarter of 2021.
He said that the construction of the bridge is now 72% complete and is 8% ahead of schedule.
Among the features of the bridge that have been completed include all bridge substructure works on abutments on both sides, the V-shaped piers for the main bridge and the Makati approach. In addition are concrete pouring works for the first lift of box girder for the approach bridge in Makati and the concrete pouring four segments of prestressed concrete girder in Mandaluyong side.
Secretary Villar has pushed for the speedy construction of this bridge and has done all measures conducting inspection, resolution of technical issues, and quality standards and safety from time to time - all under the guidance of Undersecretary Sadain.
Undersecretary Sadain said that the DPWH UPMO Roads Management Cluster 1 is now doing work on the remaining civil works that covers formworks and rebar installation in two (2) segments of prestressed concrete girder in Mandaluyong side and two (2) more segments in Makati side. He added that workers, in order to finish the bridge, will work on the second lift of the box girder for the approach bridge on the Makati side.
Once the bridge is completed, traffic will ease as there would be more opportunities for motorists to take other routes.