Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge Set to Open This Month
The Estrella-Pantaleon bridge, which links Makati to Mandaluyong, is set to open this month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Tuesday. Finishing works are being completed on the bridge that has been closed since a temporary bridge was dismantled in 2019.
DPWH Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain said “the complete layers of asphalt concrete base, binder and wearing course on the 146 meters main bridge and 66 meters Makati approach bridge are almost done.”
“Having put up the upper layer, bridge expansion joints are now being installed to allow for continuous traffic between the bridge and the interconnecting abutment structures,” he added.
Paving works for the 50.5 meters approach road on Estrella Street, Makati City and 243.96 meters approach road at Barangka Drive connected to Pantaleon Street in Mandaluyong City are also being completed.
The old bridge it replaces was a box truss bridge made of modular steel components dismantled in 2019. The approach roads at both sides have a length of 294.46 meters. The bridge itself is expected to decongest the Guadalupe Bridge along EDSA.
Costing P1.46-billion, the bridge project will have four lanes and is a pre-stressed concrete rigid frame bridge with corrugated steel webs. The bridge is part of the P3.39-billion infrastructure project funded by China.
Last June 12, the BGC-Ortigas Link Road Project, which is another bridge spanning the Pasig River and connecting two major business districts, also opened to the public.