MANILA, Philippines – Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar says that the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge will be completed in September 2021.
The four-lane 680 meter Binondo-Intramuros Bridge is set to replace the Makati-Mandaluyong bridge through the 3.39 Billion Peso grant from the Chinese government.
During the inspection of the construction progress with Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian, DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office operations Emil Sadain and DPWH-UPMO Roads Management Cluster 1 Project Director Virgilio Castillo, DPWH Secretary Mark VIllar said: “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 added: “Upon completion, it will carry extra traffic of around 30,000 vehicles per day and ease traffic congestion between Binondo and Intramuros.”
DPWH explained that the bridges is designed with the new seismic specifications and taken into consideration the impact of the bridge on climate change, that is why the project employed advanced construction methods such as the steel arch bridge assembly, pushing method and the bottom construction method of the boxed cofferdam and building a solid piling foundation.
Additional Report: Philippine Star
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