P175B bridge project to connect Cavite and Bataan; reduces travel time to 40 minutes

Credit: Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced last March 14 that the construction of the P175 billion bridge that would connect the provinces of Cavite and Bataan will start this year.

DPWH Secretary Emmanuel Bonoan, at a press briefing, said that the cable-stayed bridge will cut the travel time from Manila to Bataan from five hours to 30-40 minutes. The bridge that would link Naic, Cavite and Mariveles Bataan would be a four-lane, 32-kilometer long that will be built over Manila Bay and will be funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Bonoan added that the project will be finished in five years, before the term of President Marcos ends, and will be the largest and longest iconic bridge in the country.