Mayor Evelio Leonardia will lead the inauguration of the newly replaced and widened bridge at Lacson Street Extension leading to the Alijis-Murcia road today.
The rehabilitation project included bridge replacement from the original steel bridge to a 4-lane concrete bridge, drainage installation with sidewalks, river riprap for flood control mitigation and the construction and widening of the road all the way to Magsaysay Avenue, a press release from the city said.
The original steel bridge will be reconstructed in Barangay Vista Alegre to serve the relocation sites.
The bridge is located over the Magsungay River along Lacson Extension in Barangay Singcang-Airport, and its original two lanes were expanded into four.
“Given the volume of cars using this road, this will surely improve traffic flow as not only is the bridge now 4 lanes but even the road up to Magsaysay Avenue was also widened into 4 lanes. And as this connects to the newly widened bridge over the Lupit river, its traffic impact on this extremely busy road network will be very significant,” Leonardia said.
This is among the major infra projects funded from the loan of the city government with the Development Bank of the Philippines. The private contractor for this bridge is Silver Dragon Construction of Jerry Sy that won the public bidding for it.*