Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge rehab to resume on January 12

admin   •   January 4, 2019   •   1997

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will restart the closure of Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge on January 12 for its rehabilitation.

The bridge connects Makati and Barangka Drive in Mandaluyong.

The said bridge was previously closed for the rehabilitation.

However, it was made accessible to the motorists for two days to ease the holiday traffic.

DPWH is set to expand the two-lane way of the bridge into four.

The rehabilitation works is expected to end in 2021, so motorists are advised to take alternative routes.  — UNTV News & Rescue

 

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge set to be completed by end of July

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge is set to be completed by end of July, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The P1.46-billion bridge project will have four lanes crossing the Pasig River in Metro Manila. It connects Estrella Street in Makati on the south bank of the Pasig River, and is connected to Pantaleon Street in Mandaluyong City.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar reported that the finishing works is underway for the said project.

Undersecretary for UPMO Operations Emil K. Sadain said that 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. These expansion joints are designed to adjust the bridge length accommodating movement or deformation by external loads, shrinkage, or temperature variations,” according to the DPWH.

Villar said that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the construction activity of various flagship infrastructure projects but the department remains focused in delivering completion and opening of the bridge. AAC

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge to open in July – DPWH

Robie de Guzman   •   April 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge connecting the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong will be opened to vehicular traffic in July, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the bridge rehabilitation project is 89 percent complete and final works are now taking place on the bridge deck.

The bridge was closed in 2019 to undergo rehabilitation. The old temporary steel truss bridge was replaced with a prestressed concrete rigid frame bridge (with V-shape piers) having a four-lane concrete deck slab 506.46 lineal meters in length.

From the old two-way bridge with single lane per direction, the DPWH said a modern infrastructure is about to be completed that will soon be able to accommodate around 50,000 vehicles per day and decongest EDSA traffic.

With the substructure and superstructure completed, DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office Operations Emil Sadain said activities now shift focus on the ancillary works on sidewalk for pedestrians and bikers, bridge lighting system, and construction of approach road at both Makati and Mandaluyong sides.

An estimated 20 percent of vehicular traffic at EDSA will be reduced when the BGC’s Lawton-Sta. Monica Bridge opens by June and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge by July, the DPWH said.

The bridge project connecting Estrella Street in Makati City and Barangka Drive in Mandaluyong City is one of the two China-grant bridges in Metro Manila.

European-style lampposts installed in Jones Bridge

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 21, 2019

European-style lampposts were installed as part of the rehabilitation of Jones Bridge in Manila.

During an inspection on Monday morning (October 21), Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the rehabilitation may not look exactly like the original design of Jones Bridge but it will still remain European-style inspired.

“Ang Maynila is the Paris of the East. That is why if we have to revive Manila, at least malapit sa katotohanan hindi man parehong-pareho (as least similar to the truth even if it is not exactly the same),” Moreno said.

Moreno also assured the Manila government did not pay anything for the said rehabilitation. He also said that the lampposts are Filipino-made.

“Kaya iyong ilaw na nandyan hindi mabibili kahit saan (The lights installed there cannot be bought anywhere else),” he said.

The Manila Mayor also said the rehabilitation plan will also include the installation of ‘La Madre’ or the four pylon included in the original design of Jones Bridge.—AAC (with reports from Bernard Dadis)

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