China to start constructing 2 Pasig River bridges before 2017 ends

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board during their fifth meeting under the Duterte administration on Tuesday, September 12 approved the construction of Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantaleon bridges worth PHP5.97 billion.

Both of these bridges are crossing the Pasig River.

“Construction of the bridges is set to begin fourth quarter this year and end in the fourth quarter of 2020 with grants from the Government of China,” NEDA said.

The Binondo-Intramuros Bridge is a Steel Bowstring Arch Bridge which involves the construction of a new 4-lane bridge and viaduct. It will connect connect Intramuros side at Solana Street and Riverside Drive and Binondo side at San Fernando Street with a viaduct.

The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, a Twin Spine steel box girder bridge, involves the replacement of the existing 2-lane bridge with a 4-lane bridge and widening of the approach roads. It will utilize the existing approaches at Makati City and Mandaluyong City sides.