One of the longest bridges in the Philippines is halfway done, and once it’s finished, it is set to become the longest cable-stayed bridge and among the most beautiful modern bridges in the country. Its highlight is the illuminated crosses at the top of the two pylons that support the cables and the entire structure.
The Cebu-Cordova Bridge is a P19-billion project designed by the Spanish infrastructure company Acciona and constructed by Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV), the consortium of Acciona, First Balfour, and DM Consunji.
In 2017, the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, awarded the project to the joint venture led by Acciona. The project includes the 650-meter cable-stayed bridge with a span of 390 meters between tower pylons, several viaducts, and a section of the highway on a 5.2km length embankment.
“By connecting Cebu City to Mactan Island, the expressway will alleviate traffic congestion on the existing bridges and provide a faster connection between Cebu's industrial zone, Mactan International Airport, and Cordova’s new urban developments, which will further boost the local economy,” said Ruben Camba, Acciona country manager for the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
The Cebu-Cordova Bridge represents Acciona’s largest contract in the Philippines. Currently, more than 2,500 people are working on the project.
NOTE: This article first appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made.