DPWH eyes completion of Binondo-Intramuros Bridge by Sept. 2021


The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is targeting the completion of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge Project by Sept. 2021.

During the project inspection on Thursday, Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar said the bridge between Binondo and Intramuros is now 50 percent complete.

“By September 2021, this attractive design of the arch bridge that symbolizes the friendly cooperation between China and the Philippines will become a new iconic landscape connecting the Binondo and Intramuros districts of Manila,” Villar said.

The DPWH official said that the bridge “will carry extra traffic of around 30,000 vehicles per day and ease the traffic congestion between the Binondo and Intramuros” upon its completion. 

The DPWH said that the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge involves the construction of four-lane basket-handle tied steel arch bridge with a total length of 680 lineal meter connecting the District of Intramuros at Solana Street and Riverside Drive and District of Binondo at Rentas Street/Plaza Del Conde Street and Muelle dela Industria having a viaduct structure over Estero de Binondo.

The project, which has a total cost of P3.39 billion, was funded under the two China Aid Bridges Project. The other project is the Estrella-Pantaleon bridge, which connects Makati and Mandaluyong.

“Designed with the new seismic specifications and taking into consideration the impact of climate change, the project employed many advanced construction methods shared by Chinese to the Filipino workers such as the steel arch bridge assembly, pushing method and the bottom construction method of the boxed cofferdam and building a solid piling foundation,” it said.

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