A Facebook post on the official page of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) states, that the agency is preparing for the April opening of the much-awaited Binondo-Intramuros bridge.
The Binondo-Intramuros Bridge Project is just one of the flagship infrastructure projects of the DPWH under the Build Build Build Program. The project involves the construction of a 680 linear meters bridge connecting the historic district of Intramuros at Solana Street and Riverside Drive with the equally historic and bustling district of Binondo at Rentas Street/Plaza del Conde Street and Muelle dela Industria.
DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Head Emil K. Sadain, the opening of the bridge is on schedule. Workers are currently finishing the access ramps on both sides of the bridge. Workers are also installing light posts, inner and outer guard rails, light posts, repainting steel components, and other completion activities.
The bridge has a two-way four-lane layout, which is for the benefit of around 30,000 motorists per day. It also has lane provisions for pedestrians and cyclists. According to the DPWH, the Binondo-Intramuros bridge might also be a tourist attraction, given that it has a unique basket-handle tied steel arch.