DPWH: BGC-Ortigas Bridge to partially open in May 2021

At long last
by Drei Laurel | Mar 23, 2021
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Remember the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project? Part of it is the fancy new Santa Monica-Lawton Bridge, also known as the BGC-Ortigas Bridge, which Bonifacio Global City regulars have been looking forward to for the past couple of years. Last we saw, the two sides of the infrastructure project were finally about to meet—and this was back in August 2020. 

Well, the “superstructure,” as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is calling it, is about to cross another milestone: The agency says that it is targeting a May 2021 partial opening for the new BGC-Ortigas bridge.

The DPWH says that the structure itself is already completed, but that some construction works still have to be accomplished. The agency is excited, though, for the partial opening of the four-lane, two-way bridge. Look:

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The entire BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project’s completion is set for September 2021. Once this is finished, travel times between Pasig City, Mandaluyong City, and Taguig are expected to be reduced. Traffic along EDSA and C5 will supposedly benefit from the project’s completion as well.

Frankly, 2021 is shaping up to be one hell of a year for local infrastructure. And to think the BGC-Ortigas bridge is just one of nine new bridges expected to decongest Metro Manila traffic. What other projects are you looking forward to seeing completed?

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