DPWH: Construction of access ramps for Binondo-Intramuros Bridge underway

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar recently announced that the construction of access ramps for the iconic Binondo-Intramuros Bridge is underway.

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Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil K. Sadain said in his report to the DPWH Secretary that the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge Project is already 70 percent complete. In addition, Sadain said that installation of the pre-fabricated pre-cast slab will start soon.

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The DPWH expects to receive the fabricated steel box girders, which will be used for the viaduct and ramp over Estero de Binondo, by August 2021. The materials will come from China, said the DPWH undersecretary.

Sadain conducted an ocular inspection on the ongoing Binondo-Intramuros Bridge Project on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, together with UPMO Roads Management Cluster 1 - Bilateral OIC-Project Director Benjamin A. Bautista, Project Manager Melchor Kabiling, Project Engineer Joey Doria, and representatives of contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation.

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The project costs P3.39 billion and will be funded by a grant from the People’s Republic of China.

According to DPWH, the arch bridge design symbolizes the friendly cooperation between the Philippines and China and being built in accordance with new seismic design specifications and climate change considerations.

Both DPWH and China Road and Bridge Corporation will coordinate with Meralco and telcos to minimize service disruption with the launching of steel box girders along Estero de Binondo towards Plaza del Conde and Rentas Street as well as the relocation of affected lines along Muelle de Binondo near the San Nicolas Fire Station.

The Binondo-Intramuros Bridge will carry extra traffic of around 30,000 vehicles per day and will also help extend the life of existing Jones, Delpan, and MacArthur Bridges by decongesting traffic says DPWH.

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DPWH’s Binondo-Intramuros Bridge is part of the Metro Manila Logistics Improvement Program aimed to address traffic issues on major roads by constructing new bridges crossing Pasig and Marikina Rivers, and Manggahan Floodway.

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