Motorists that need to get to Binondo from Intramuros (and vice versa) will be able to get to their destinations quicker. By September of this year, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge will be complete.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar recently made the declaration during a technical inspection last Thursday, February 4. Once finished, the bridge will accommodate up to 30,000 vehicles daily and ease traffic congestion between Binondo and Intramuros. Currently, the project is 50% complete.
The soon-to-be-completed bridge will feature four lanes in total and will measure 680 linear meters. It will connect the District of Intramuros at Solana Street and the District of Binondo at Rentas Street/Plaza Del Conde Street. The PHP 3.39 billion infrastructure project is part of the two China Aid Bridges Project, the other being the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge.
The new bridge is designed to meet seismic specifications for it to handle earthquakes. It also makes use of advanced construction methods shared by the Chinese. These include the steel arch bridge assembly, pushing method, solid piling foundation, and bottom construction method.
With both the Estrella-Pantaleo and Binondo-Intramuros bridges set for completion this year, more motorists will benefit from the new infrastructure projects.