Cebu bridge 50% complete


    Construction of the P19- billion Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway has reached 50 percent completion.

    The expressway, which is being constructed by Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV), the consortium of ACCIONA, First Balfour Inc., and DM Consunji Inc., will become the longest cable-stayed bridge in the Philippines when finished.

    “By connecting Cebu City to Mactan Island, the expressway will alleviate traffic congestion on the existing bridges and provide a faster connection between Cebu’s industrial zone, Mactan International Airport, and Cordova’s new urban developments, which will further boost the local economy,” said Ruben Camba, country manager for the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

    More than 2,500 people are working on the Cebu Bridge, ACCIONA’s largest contract in the Philippines, after the Putatan 2 drinking water treatment plant.

    Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., awarded the project to the joint venture led by Spanish firm ACCIONA in 2017 to design and construct the 650-meter cable-stayed bridge as the principal structure, with a span of 390 meters between tower pylons.

    The project includes several viaducts as well as a section of the highway on a 5.2-kilometer length embankment.