Binondo-Intramuros bridge opens next month

Image: Department of Public Works and Highways (Facebook)
Image: Department of Public Works and Highways (Facebook)

The bridge that connects the Binondo and Intramuros districts over the Pasig river in Manila is nearing completion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

The Binondo-Intramuros bridge, funded by the Chinese government, is said to open between April 5 and 9.

Around 30,000 vehicles are expected to use the four-lane bridge each day.

The bridge connects two historic districts in the city of Manila: Intramuros, Spanish for “within walls,” is a 0.67 square-kilometer walled area that housed the seat of government of the Captaincy General of the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Binondo is a business district filled with enterprises owned by Chinese-Filipinos in Manila, and is known as the world’s oldest Chinatown after being established by the Spaniards in 1594.

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