Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mandaue - Lapu Lapu Bridges

Mandaue-Mactan Bridge. The 846-meter long and 9-meter wide box truss bridge was constructed during the term of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The construction began in 1970, a year after the declaration of Mandaue as a chartered city. It was inaugurated in July 4, 1971. Finished in 1972 at a cost of 65 million pesos. The bridge was designed and created wholly by Filipino engineers.

Carries: 2 lanes of vehicular traffic; Pedestrian sidewalks
Crosses: MactanChannel
Locale: Metro Cebu
Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways
Design: Truss Bridge
Total length: 864 meters
Width: 9 meters
AADT: Two-way
Beginning date of construction: 1970
Completion date: 1972
Opening date: 1972

Marcelo Fernan Bridge is an extradosed cable-stayed bridge located in Metro Cebu, Cebu in the Philippines. It spans across Mactan Channel connecting Cebu Island to Mactan Island.
Marcelo Fernan Bridge was opened in August 1999 to decongest the traffic from the older Mactan-Mandaue Bridge. The bridge has a total length of 1237 meters (4058.40 feet) with a center span of 185 meters (606.96 feet). The bridge is one of the widest and longest bridge span in the Philippines. The bridge was constructed with the help of the Japanese Government.It was named after Senator Marcelo Fernan, a political figure from Cebu City.
Carries 4 lanes of vehicular traffic; pedestrian sidewalks

Crosses: Mactan Channel
Locale: Metro Cebu
Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways
Design: Cable-stayed bridge
Total length: 1237 meters (4058 feet)
Longest span: 185 meters (607 feet)
Opening date: August 1999

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