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12 NEW BRIDGES will Change Manila's transport patterns

 The construction of two China-funded Pasig River bridges has inched a step closer to realization after the Philippines and China exchanged letters on the project (in Nov. 2017.)... The first of the two bridges will connect the Binondo and Intramuros districts in Manila, while the other will replace the existing bridge connecting Mandaluyong and Makati’s posh Rockwell area. > http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/15/17/2-china-funded-pasig-river-bridges-inch-closer-to-construction


+ The Binondo Intramuros Bridge, a 4.61 B project connecting Intramuros and Binondo


+ Bridge connecting Mandaluyong and Rockwell (Makati)


Rockwell area is within the Green triangle - There's a 3rd Bridge coming where the Blue Line is drawn (Sta.Monica - Lawton)

/ Two of the 12 new bridges which we will be constructing in the area to provide alternative linkages between major thoroughfares.



The Pasig River divided Greater Manila

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12 NEW BRIDGES : three started in 2017

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will lead the construction of 12 bridges that will cross Pasig River as part of efforts to decongest existing road networks in Metro Manila. When completed a total of 40 bridges crossing Pasig River will be available for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar told ANC’s Headstart today that one of the bridges, the one connecting The Fort and Ortigas will break ground this week. This is a four-lane bridge with provisions for pedestrians and cyclists.

“We also want to focus on people who walk, who use bikes, for the environment and also to service people, we want to just make a more conducive environment,” Villar explained.

“With regards to the bridges across Pasig, we are starting our first [this week], we’re gonna ground break three this year,” he added.

“We have approximately 28 now, when we finish we will have 40,” he said. “We will be building a minimum of 12 bridges across the Pasig River.”

> https://www.update.ph/2017/07/government-to-build-12-bridges-crossing-pasig-river/1908

MAP (bridges to be added)



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3rd New Bridge  to connect Pasig City with BGC?

pasig-bridge.jpg ; Sta.Monica / Lawton Bridge connects Pasig/Mandaluyong to BGC

Article from Aug. 2016 anticipating the Bridge : Duterte admin pushing BGC-Ortigas bridge

The bridge, which would cross Pasig River from Makati to Pasig, is among the measures that the infrastructure committee of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) had recommended to address the perennial gridlock problem, especially along Edsa.

... the project needs to be undertaken as soon as possible because Guadalupe Bridge, also on Edsa, would have to undergo retrofitting and this upgrade would leave only one lane of the bridge open to traffic. Phase 1 of the project envisions a bridge from Sta. Monica Street in Kapitolyo in Pasig City to Lawton Avenue, Makati. Phase 2 will run from Lawton to the BGC viaduct, then from Shaw Boulevard to the Sta. Monica viaduct.

THIS seems to be where it is going
The Grain silo is likely to be an expensive new Condo someday -- and/or a Mall or something... I suppose.
Not clear if you can walk along the Pasig River.  But it seems to be not possible yet.
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1920 Map - shows Old bridges connecting to Binondo


The Jones Bridge was designed by Juan M. Arellano (see his story on my post of the Manila Post Office). It was started in 1916 and finished in 1921, however, to really appreciate this once beautiful pre-war structure, we have to mention its forefather, the Bridge of Spain (Puente de España) so let’s go back in history a bit.

The first bridge to ever cross the Pasig River was the Puente Grande, a ten-span bridge opened in 1630 by the Spanish colonial government. Work on the bridge started in 1626 under the rule of Spanish Governor Fernando de Silva who reported that the city had decided to build a stone bridge over the river. The beam bridge connected Intramuros with the business district of Binondo, making the travel across much easier and faster than the ferry service that existed before.


Puente de Piedra

The bridge was completed in 1630, under the rule of Juan Niño de Tabora. The bridge was built without cost to the treasury, as the Sangleys (Chinese) had paid for it since it relieved them of ferryboat charges during their frequent daily business travels to Binondo.

Puente de Piedra-1860s

Puente de Piedra-1860s

In 1814, the wooden superstructures were replaced with stone arches and the stone piers were strengthened. The bridge was also called Puente de Piedra (Stone Bridge), while the old name remained popular. The bridge was damaged when the center piers of the bridge sank during the earthquake of June 3, 1863, one of the strongest to hit the Philippines that leveled most of Manila.

> http://www.lougopal.com/manila/?p=472


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