The P1.46-billion Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge was inaugurated on July 29 and is now open to motorists
The bridge connects the cities of Mandaluyong and Makati within five minutes
The 506.46-meter, four-lane bridge is expected to accommodate about 50,000 vehicles daily and help decongest vehicular traffic along EDSA by serving as an alternative route
The bridge is among Metro Manila Logistics Improvement Network projects to address traffic congestion in the metropolis
Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge is one of two bridges funded by a grant from China, the being the ongoing Binondo-Intramuros Bridge project
The P1.46-billion Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge was inaugurated by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 29 and is now open to motorists.
The 506.46-meter, four-lane bridge connects the cities of Mandaluyong and Makati within five minutes. It is expected to accommodate about 50,000 vehicles daily and help decongest vehicular traffic on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue by serving as an alternative route.
Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge is one of two bridges funded by a grant from China. The other is Binondo-Intramuros Bridge in Manila, expected to be finished by yearend.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the Estrella-Pantaleon bridge is among projects under the Metro Manila Logistics Improvement Network to address traffic congestion in the metropolis.
Construction of the bridge began in January 2019 with China Road and Bridge Corporation as contractor.
The bridge has an added aesthetic value of V-shaped piers made of pre-stressed concrete rigid frame with corrugated steel webs, replacing the temporary two-lane box truss bridge dismantled in 2019.
Compared to the old bridge made of temporary modular steel components, the Department of Public Works and Highways said the new bridge has two lanes on each direction and wider sidewalks.
Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge has a 50.5-meter approach road on Estrella Street, a 66-meter Makati approach bridge made of pre-stressed continuous girder, 146-meter main bridge and 243.96-meter approach road on Barangka Drive connected to Pantaleon Street in Mandaluyong City.
Other miscellaneous works include thermoplastic pavement markings, protective barrier and railings along both sides of the bridge, pipes for storm water, drainage structure, and lighting.