CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Cebu’s third bridge Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), and the city’s newest landmark, was inaugurated on Wednesday, April 27. It connects Cebu City on the mainland to Cordova town on Mactan Island.
The CCLEX connects Cordova village on Mactan Island to the South Road Properties in Cebu City, covering 8.9 kilometers. It was built in collaboration with the municipalities of Cordova and Cebu City by the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp., a fully owned subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC).
The 8.9-kilometer Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), also known as Cebu’s third bridge, was built to ease traffic in Metro Cebu, with a daily capacity of 50,000 cars.
Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte joined the launching of what is now called the country’s longest bridge-way structure, despite the bridge not being part of the government’s Build, Build, Build infrastructure program.
Duterte praised the MPTC, the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation, and the local governments for finishing the project and for supporting works to offer a good life for the people. The inauguration, he added, fell on the 501st anniversary of Lapulapu’s victory over Spanish invaders.
“This state of the art infrastructure will provide a solution to the perennial traffic issues of Metro Cebu. I am hopeful that this shall likewise result in an increase in economic productivity in the province and the rest of the Visayas, through safer, faster, and more convenient means of transporting goods as well as people,” Duterte said.
The project cost at least P33 billion to build and started its construction in July 2018.
The bridge is designed to travel at 60-80 kilometers per hour and has a navigational clearance or height of 52 meters, allowing large vessels to pass beneath it.
By the end of the month or early May, the country’s highest and longest bridge will be open to the public. – WhatALife!
Source: (philstar.com, inquirer.net)
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