Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) will be building the third bridge connecting Cebu to Mactan via Cordova town through its subsidiary Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation (MPTDC).
The 8.25-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is expected to be completed 2022. Groundbreaking ceremony was held March 2 led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Actual construction is expected to start first half 2017.
The cable-stayed bridge/road bridge was designed “by an international team lead by local engineers DCCD Engineering Corporation and COWI in collaboration with DISSING+WEITLING, responsible for engineering and technical advice on behalf of the owner, the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation,” the Denmark-based DISSING+WEITLING Architecture.
“Besides the main span bridge with a 60m navigation clearance, which allows for shipping traffic, the project includes viaduct approach bridges and a causeway as well as toll road facilities on an artificial island, which has design references to the eight-rayed sun of the Philippine national flag,” DISSING+WEITLING said.
“The Project is estimated to cost not more than Php27.9 billion, which includes the construction cost with inflation over a four-year period, the toll facilities and operating system, the right-of-way cost, and financing costs. Funding will be sourced from a combination of loans from local banks and equity contribution,” MPIC said.
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