Motorists passing through Paco, Manila can once again use the southbound lane of Quirino Bridge II after the Department of Public Works Highways (DPWH) recently completed rehabilitation works. The southbound portion was originally closed for reconstruction last May 2018 to allow the construction of the northbound portion.

According to DPWH-NCR Director Melvin B. Navarro, the southbound lane of the Quirino Bridge II has a single span road that measures 27.04 meters. It also has 8 concrete girders, three lanes that measure 3.5-meters wide each and has a 1-meter sidewalk for pedestrians.

“Being part of President Quirino Avenue which is one of the major thoroughfares in Manila, it is important for us to finish the reconstruction of Quirino Bridge 2 in time for the busy traffic during this last quarter of the year” said Secretary Mark Villar.

The reopening of the bridge serves as good news for motorists that frequently ply along the major thoroughfare. The vital road link is part of the Circumferential Road II (C-2) which connects the cities of Manila, Pasay, Makati to the rest of Metro Manila. Both public and private vehicles, as well as trucks, use the bridge in order to get to and from Quezon City, Mandaluyong, Pasig and Marikina.