10 bridges in Metro Manila undergoing retrofitting — DPWH

By on May 21, 2015

Magallanes Interchange along MRT tracks. Wikipedia photo
Magallanes Interchange along MRT tracks. Wikipedia photo

MANILA — Ten bridges in Metro Manila are undergoing retrofitting/reconstruction amounting to over P1 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

In a statement, the DPWH said the structures arecurrently being repaired to address the issue ofpossible seismic movements.

The government structures and project cost are as follows:
Benigno Aquino Bridge, Quezon City (P100,141,000.00)
Ilang-Ilang Bridge, Quezon City (P17,886,000.00)
Magallanes Interchange, Makati City (P167,000,000.00)
Rodriguez Bridge, Manila (P33,420,00.00)
Sto. Nino Bridge (P113,000,000.00)

Also undergoing repairs are:
Sucat Interchange (EB & WB), Muntinlupa City (P36,100,000.00)
Malabon Bridge, Malabon City (P62,480,000.00)
Ayala Bridge, Manila (P462,000,000.00)
Dampalit Bridge, Malabon City (P10,000,000.00)
Tanza Bridge, Malabon City (P10,000,000.00)

The DPWH explained that the common methods in bridge seismic retrofitting includes continuity and restrainers, bearing retrofit, column retrofit and foundation retrofit.