Construction of the P1.47 billion Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge is more than 72% complete
Motorists will be able to use the bridge by second quarter of 2021
Once fully complete, the two-way four-lane bridge will provide an alternative route in crossing the Pasig River
Motorists will be able to use the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, which links Estrella Street in Makati City and Barangka Drive in Mandaluyong City, by the second quarter of 2021, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The construction of the P1.47 billion bridge is now more than 72% complete, the agency said.
Once fully complete, the two-way four-lane bridge will provide an alternative route crossing the Pasig River. The bridge has a total length of 506.46 meters and width of 21.65 meters, and has three-meter sidewalks on both sides.
Designed to decongest Guadalupe Bridge along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue, the main bridge is a 146.0-meter pre-stressed concrete girder bridge with V-shaped piers, while the approach bridge/viaduct is a 66.0-meter pre-stressed continuous girder bridge. The approach roads at both sides have a length of 294.46 meters.
The widening and reconstruction works on the 506-meter bridge is financed by a grant from China.
DPWH in a statement said all bridge substructure works on abutments of both sides are complete, as well as piers on the Makati approach, the main bridge, and the V-shaped piers for the main bridge.
Also complete are concrete pouring works for four segments of pre-stressed concrete girder in the Mandaluyong side and concrete pouring works for the first lift of box girder for the approach bridge in Makati.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said the Unified Project Management Office is conducting thorough inspection of the project for resolution of technical issues, and to ensure quality standards and safety and to keep up with the pandemic-related challenges and backlog.