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    Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Finally Begins (Longest in Southeast Asia)


    Sep 24, 2022

    The longest bridge in the Philippines and even in Southeast Asia, the Bataan-Cavite Interlink bridge finally begins according to the confirmation made by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

    According to the official announcement of the DPWH, they began the site inspection in Mariveles and Corregidor side of the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge with delegates from the Local Government Units (LGUs), Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants, TY Lin and other contractors.

    The longest bridge in Southeast Asia is being financed by the Asian Development Bank under a contract with consultant, TY Lin International in joint with Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants, Ltd., in association with Renardet SA and DCCD.

    Based upon the initial information provided by the DPWH, the soon-to-be-largest and longest iconic bridge with being the fastest way by land between Cavite and Bataan.

    The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge will cut travel time between Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog from the usual five hours to only 20 to 30 minutes at a speed of 60 kilometers per day.

    The interlink bridge is considered as one of the most ambitious projects of the administration of Pres. Bongbong Marcos It is a cable-stayed bridge being built on Manila Bay, Philippines.

    Pres. Marcos made an estimated investment worth around $3.6 billion, it is being developed by the Republic of the Philippines under the Duterte-initiated project titled “Build, Build, Build.”

    The Bataan-Cavite interlink Bridge will permanently connect the provinces in Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog Region, reducing travel time and alleviating traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

    Based on the initial design and construction, the bridge design has been drawn from the sea, surrounding mountains, and Manila’s skyline.

    The 32.15km-long Bataan-Cavite bridge is being constructed with two lanes in each direction, it will start at Barangay Alas-asin in Mariveles, Bataan, crossing Manila Bay, and terminating at Barangay Timalan in Naic, Cavite.

    Source: PNA


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