The Binondo – Intramuros Bridge Project of the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) in Manila is nearly finished at 90 percent and expected to open to vehicular traffic by this Holy Week.
In his report to DPWH Secretary Roger G. Mercado, Undersecretary and Build Build Build (BBB) Chief Implementer Emil K. Sadain said that the 680 meters bridge project across Pasig River is pretty much finished with the main bridge itself having two (2) lanes in each direction complete.
Undersecretary Sadain, in-charge of the Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations, with UPMO Project Directors Benjamin A. Bautista, Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim, Ramon A. Arriola III, Rodrigo Delos Reyes, and Johnson Domingo; and Project Manager Mechor Kabiling conducted rigorous inspection from Intramuros to Binondo on Monday, January 24, 2022 to make sure that the project is done to the standards that are laid out in the contract.
You can walk over the bridge, but still closed with on-going construction of ramps on Binondo and Intramuros side, added Undersecretary Sadain.
Secretary Mercado said that he is extremely excited for the opening of the iconic basket-handle tied steel arch bridge that is expected to cut travel time between the districts of Binondo and Intramuros.
Implemented by UPMO Roads Management Cluster 1, the newest bridge in Manila which will benefit approximately 30,000 vehicles daily gives extra space for pedestrians and dedicated lane for bikers for improved safety and ease of traffic flow.
Equipment and crews are in the process of constructing access ramps made of prefabricated components from Shanghai, China at the Binondo side with an up-ramp located at Muelle dela Industria Street and down-ramps at Rentas Street and Plaza del Conde Street. Simultaneously, construction of ramps at Intramuros side is on-going with up-ramp at Riverside Drive and down-ramp at Solana street.
The ₱3.39 Billion project is financed by a government aid grant from the People’s Republic of China.
We are grateful to the men and women who worked so hard to build this bridge and thank the government of China and its contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation for their commitment to this project, added Undersecretary Sadain.
The bridge project is one of the flagship infrastructure projects of DPWH under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administration’s BBB Program.