Binondo-Intramuros Bridge 96.8% complete, Holy Week opening eyed — DPWH
MANILA, Philippines — The Binondo-Intramuros Bridge project is now 96.8 percent complete and may be opened to traffic this coming Holy Week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Saturday.
The project, under the Build, Build, Build program is expected to benefit around 30,000 vehicles daily passing between the two busy districts of Intramuros and Binondo, according to the DPWH.
“This bridge project in support of Metro Manila Logistics Network Program is currently about 96.8 percent complete, with workers focus[ed] on constructing the approaches on a fill and compacted embankment to allow the roadway to meet the elevation of the bridge,” the DPWH said in a statement.
The department said workers have started doing finishing works on the bridge and other safety components for motorists, pedestrians, runners and cyclists.
“Pretty soon, people can drive, walk, bike, or run across this iconic bridge,” Public Works Undersecretary and Build, Build, Build Chief Implementer Emil Sadain said.
The Binondo-Intramuros Bridge involves the construction of a 680 linear meter two-way, four-lane bridge connecting Intramuros at Solana Street and Riverside Drive with Binondo at Rentas Street or Plaza del Conde Street and Muelle dela Industria.
The project, funded by a grant from the government of China, is under a contract with the China Road and Bridge Corporation.
The project previously encountered delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic and problems on right of way, according to DPWH.
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