In 2017, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that they will be working with the Unified Project Management Office – Roads Management Cluster 1 (UPMO-RMC 1) on a 1.6 billion-peso project to connect Ortigas and Bonifacio Global City. The two busy cities in Metro Manila will be connected by a bridge that spans across Pasig River–that’s almost a thousand meters long.
With commute being a daily tedious task for workers and students in the Metro, completion of the the project in June 2020 as expected is a big question for everyone. This is especially that earlier this year, it was declared that only about 30 percent of the construction was so far done. And while it may not seem progressive as observed while one walks along nearby streets due to construction and safety barriers, the project is actually materializing.
Just earlier this month, YouTuber dmitrivalencia has uploaded an aerial view of the hopefully soon-to-be passable bridge.
When finished, commuters can take this four-lane road when traveling from Lawton Avenue in Makati to Sta. Monica Street in Pasig, or vise versa. With the project, DPWH hopes to cut down the travel time to 20 percent when traveling from BGC to Ortigas and alleviate congestion along Guadalupe Bridge and Bagong Ilog Bridge by about 25 percent.