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        DPWH pushes back Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge opening to July 2021

        It’s expected to cut travel time down to just 12 minutes
        PHOTO: Department of Public Works and Highways Facebook

        It looks like we’re going to have to wait a little while longer before we get to drive over the new Rockwell Bridge.

        Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) secretary Mark Villar has shared that the opening of the new Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge has been pushed back to July instead of June.

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        The new piece of infrastructure was originally supposed to be finished in December 2020. Due to complications brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, its completion was delayed to June, and, well, here we are. Just earlier this month, the agency said that work on the bridge was being fast-tracked to meet its adjusted deadline.

        Makikita niyo yung Pasig River sa likod ko, and ang target po namin para sa project ay July,” Villar said during a recent livestream at the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge construction site, adding that the BGC-Ortigas Bridge will be finished by June 12.

        Ito po ay tatapusin namin by July. So sunod sunod yung opening ng bridges. And kasama ito sa EDSA decongestion program. Pag natapos po ang dalawang bridges, 20% ang mababawas sa congestion ng EDSA,” the official added.

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        Once the new Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge is done, the four-lane structure is expected to cut travel time between Mandaluyong and Makati City to only 12 minutes. It’s also being projected to accommodate as many as 50,000 vehicles per day. Cross your fingers we finally get to try this out come July.

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        PHOTO: Department of Public Works and Highways Facebook

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