Staying true to their word, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), has formally inaugurated the PHP 3.39-billion Binondo-Intramuros Bridge today, April 5, 2022.
The inauguration of the new 680-meter Binondo-Intramuros Bridge that spans across the Pasig River in the City of Manila, was officially opened by President Rodrigo Duterte, along with officials from the People's Republic of China, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno, and 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 traffic ease congestion within Metro Manila,” said Public Works Secretary, Roger Mercado.
The Binondo-Intramuros Bridge Project is a joint undertaking of the Philippine government and the People’s Republic of China. It is fully funded through China grant, along with the completed Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge.
According to Sec. 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.
“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,” added Mercado.
Additionally, bicycle lanes with reflective thermoplastic road lines and protected sidewalks on both sides are also key features of the project as part of DPWH’s program to build safe infrastructures for non-motorized road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.
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”, DPWH Undersecretary, Emil Sadain, added.