The Sevilla Bridge in San Juan City is now open to vehicular traffic, according to Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar.
The reconstructed bridge, which crosses San Juan River, connects Shaw Boulevard in Burol, Mandaluyong City and P. Sanchez Street in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
The bridge reconstruction project, which is a partnership with San Miguel Corp., involves a 56.76 linear meter single span with a total width of 19.40 meters composed of 1.5 meter sidewalk (northbound and southbound) and 1.1-meter center island.
Following its closure in March, the bridge was reconstructed to allow and give way to the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project, and eventually improve the flow of water at San Juan River.
“Now that the new Sevilla Bridge is open to the traveling public, it should help decongest traffic in Metro Manila and benefit at least 8,000 motorists daily,” Villar said.
The DPWH said that the lanes of the bridge going to Shaw Boulevard from Mandaluyong were opened last June 26, a week after the opposite lanes were completed.