San Miguel Corporation, through its infrastructure arm San Miguel Infrastructure, has reopened a new and stronger San Juan River bridge, also known as the Pinaglabanan Bridge, following reconstruction works that began late last year.
Public Works and Highways secretary Mark Villar formally opened the bridge to traffic. He was joined by San Juan Mayor Francis Javier Zamora, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim, Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) director Abraham Sales and officials from San Miguel Infrastructure.
The bridge, that connects Old Sta. Mesa Manila and N. Domingo in San Juan, was closed last September 15 following realignment of the Skyway Stage 3 project over the San Juan River.
The Skyway Stage 3 is an elevated expressway project extending the Skyway system from Buendia in Makati City all the way to the North Luzon Expressway exit in Balintawak.
With a length of 17.93 kms., it will reduce travel time between these two points from 2 hours to 20 minutes or less. The project is set for completion this July and is expected to significantly decongest traffic along EDSA.
Less than six months after it was closed to give way to the construction of Skyway Stage 3, San Miguel Infrastructure announced the opening of the reconstructed San Juan River Bridge, also known as the Pinaglabanan Bridge.
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