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BINONDO-INTRAMUROS BRIDGE NOW OPEN – MERCADO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) opened 2022 the 680-meter Binondo-Intramuros Bridge Project crossing Pasig River in the City of Manila.

No less than President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration ceremonies for the iconic bridge project, together with DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado.

“The opening of Binondo-Intramuros Bridge is another testament of President Duterte’s political will to deliver in his term vital projects that will ease traffic congestion within Metro Manila,” Mercado said.

The project is under the supervision of DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations headed by Undersecretary and Build Build Build Program Chief Implementer Emil Sadain.

Binondo – Intramuros Bridge Project is a joint undertaking of the Philippine Government and People’s Republic of China.

It is fully-funded through China-grant, along with the completed Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge.

“The Binondo-Intramuros Bridge is a basket-handle tied steel arch bridge that links Intramuros and Binondo.”

According to Mercado, the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge is a basket-handle tied steel arch bridge that links Intramuros at Solana Street and Riverside Drive and Binondo at Rentas Street and Muelle dela Industria having a viaduct structure over Estero de Binondo.

“This new bridge will cater to around 30,000 motorists, going in and out of Intramuros and Binondo daily.”

“Built with four lanes measuring 21.65 meter-wide, this new bridge will cater to around 30,000 motorists, going in and out of Intramuros and Binondo daily,” he noted.

Bike lanes with reflective thermoplastic road lines and protected sidewalks on both sides are also features of the project as part of DPWH’s program to build safe infrastructure for non-motorized road users.

The new bridge also conforms to the standard design under DPWH seismic guidelines, criteria and specifications in an effort to make it resilient in the event of large magnitude earthquakes.

“In the coming months, the public can expect a long list of pipeline flagship projects under Build Build Build Program started under the term of President Duterte to be completed and opened, that will lead to sustained inclusive growth for the benefit of our millions of Kababayans nationwide,” Sadain concluded.

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