Last month, we reported on the construction progress of the BGC-Ortigas Link Bridge, which is envisioned to cut travel time from Taguig to Ortigas (and vice-versa) to just 12 minutes, but most importantly, to decongest major roads such as EDSA and C5.
Just recently, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that they are looking to partially open the new bridge to the public this coming June. The bridge was originally scheduled to open on May 2021.
“I’m happy to announce that soon, we can open the bridge for our motorists once the up and down ramps near Kalayaan Avenue are fully completed,” said public works secretary, Mark Villar.
The DPWH is presently on full black, working on the rehabilitation and widening the portion of Brixton Street corner Reliance, to Fairlane Street.
For the Lawton Avenue to Kalayaan Section, laying of steel decks are completed with pre-stressed concrete girder casted from pier 8 to 18 while continuous fabrication and installation of reinforcements of pre-stressed girders, fabrication of rebar cage and the embankment for the approach road at the 8th Avenue to end of the project in BGC are ongoing.
BGC-Ortigas Road Link Project is a four-lane, two-way bridge and costs PhP1.793 Billion.