Two years ago, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that they will be closing the Estrella-Pantaleon bridge to be replaced with a bigger structure with a higher capacity.
Tomorrow, after 2 years and PhP 1.46-billion, the new and improved Estrella-Pantaleon bridge will be open to the motoring public again.
Public works secretary, Mark Villar, has confirmed that the bridge will be opened at exactly 8 PM tomorrow to the motoring public, staying true to the DPWH’s earlier announcement that the said bridge will be opened within July.
The new Estrella-Pantaleon bridge is a two-by-two lane, 506-meter concrete structure and is expected to accommodate at least 50,000 vehicles daily coming from Mandaluyong and headed to Makati, or vice versa. It is projected to cut travel time significantly between the two cities from the usual 30 minutes down to just 10 minutes.
EDSA will also benefit from the new bridge as the latter will take away a significant volume of vehicles off the congested circumferential highway.