Just last month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced the partial opening the BGC-Ortigas Link Bridge this May. However, in a more recent announcement regarding the updates on the said project, the DPWH has decided to push the opening of the bridge to June, instead.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar even stated, “I’m happy to announce that soon, we can open the bridge for our motorists once the up and down ramps near Kalayaan Avenue are fully completed.”
Although the Sta. Monica-Lawton bridge across the Pasig River—a major component in the whole BGC-Ortigas Linking Bridge project—appears to be complete, the DPWH is still working on finishing touches and safety checks on the median barrier and the parapet. They are also installing streetlights for the safety of the motorists who will be using the bridge in the near future.
The four-lane two-way bridge will connect Sta. Monica Street located in Pasig and Lawton Avenue in Makati.
In addition to working on the finishing touches of the bridge, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is also working on the rehabilitation and widening of the portion of Brixton Street corner Reliance to Fairlane Street.
The BGC-Ortigas Link Bridge is a project that started way back 2017. The construction of said bridge will enable the connection of the two big business districts in the Metro: BGC in Taguig City and Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City.
The BGC-Ortigas Link Bridge, including the Lawton Avenue-Global City Viaduct, spans a total of 1.367 kilometers and is worth P1.793 billion.
Partial opening of the BGC-Ortigas link would help motorists travel from BGC to Ortigas and vice versa in just 12 minutes compared to the usual one-hour trip. BGC-Ortigas link will also help decongest EDSA and C-5 as they are the usual routes that motorists take from Ortigas to BGC.