Just barely a week after its inauguration, the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge – a PHP 3.39-billion China-funded infrastructure project – is quickly becoming one of Manila’s most Instagrammable landmarks and attracts hundreds of visitors daily, especially during the evening when it illuminates the mouth of Pasig River going to Manila Bay.
According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the new bridge is expected to accommodate 30,000 vehicles daily, which would help in decongesting the World War II-era Jones and MacArthur bridges, as well as the Roxas Bridge in R10 Road.
The traffic marshals who are present at the new bridge have told MotoPinas.com during a recent visit that vehicles that pass the new bridge is just a few thousand, with many of them stopping just to take pictures of the new structure.
“Most are motorcycle and cyclists who are stopping by to take photos,” told one of the marshals at the Intramuros off-ramp of the bridge to MotoPinas.com.
When asked if there were any incidents reported, the marshal shared that so far, there are no incidents or vehicular accidents that took place at the bridge, even when a lot are stopping in the middle just to take photographs or selfies. He added that though they are lenient, those who are stopping at the bridge to take photos or selfies must also be considerate to the other road users and appeal not to impede the flow of traffic.
With its growing popularity among riders, cyclists, and other road users, do you think that the new bridge will become as chaotic like Kaybiang Tunnel?