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Reinforced historic San Juan Bridge now open to public

/ 07:26 PM March 11, 2020

Officials including DPWH Secretary Mark Millar (2nd from left), San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora (middle), and MMDA chair Danilo Lim pose for a photo before cutting the ribbon to signal the reopening of the newly-fortified San Juan Bridge on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Photo by DPWH

MANILA, Philippines —Motorists traveling between the cities of Manila and San Juan can now use the historic San Juan Bridge, which is also known as Pinaglabanan Bridge.

The bridge, which connects N. Domingo Street in San Juan City and Old Santa Mesa Road in Manila, was reopened to the public on Wednesday after a year-long closure to give way for the ongoing construction of Skyway Stage 3 Project.

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The Skyway Stage 3 project will connect the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx).

According to Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, the new San Juan Bridge is constructed with a 1.5-meter sidewalk on both sides to cater to pedestrians crossing San Juan River.

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The bridge will serve about 8,000 to 10,000 motorists daily.

Villar led the project’s inauguration, together with San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora, and Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim.

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