Despite limited movement and manpower deployment at jobsites because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) expects to fully finish the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge by December this year.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said that the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge is a major component of the Bonifacio Global City (BGC)-Ortigas Road Link Project and will be completed before the year ends.
The bridge will cut short by 12 minutes the one-hour long drive between the BGC and Ortigas business centers, he said.
“We are now at the stage of final pouring activities at the mid span to complete the 210-meter main superstructure that will connect across Pasig River the Lawton Avenue in Makati City and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City,” Villar said.
"The BGC Ortigas Link Bridge Project is only one of 22 projects aimed at decongesting EDSA and C5. 2021 will be a game changer," Villar noted.
"The bridge, which is part of the Metro Manila Logistics Network, will also include a bicycle lane," he added.
Part of the massive “Build, Build, Build” program, the 1.367-kilometer BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project has three components: the 440 meter Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge, the 362-meter rehabilitation and widening of Brixton (corner Reliance Street) to Fairlane Street, and the 565-meter Lawton Avenue-Global City Viaduct, which will traverse Lawton Avenue to the entrance of BGC.