After being closed last March, the newly-reconstructed Sevilla Bridge is now fully accessible to all motorists, as announced by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). The reopening of the bridge will help benefit those motorists that use the road to travel to and from Manila and Mandaluyong.
The reconstruction of the bridge was in partnership with San Miguel Corporation. As per DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, this reopened bridge should help decongest traffic in Metro Manila and benefit the daily motorists. It was also elaborated that this reconstruction will also improve the smooth flow of water in the San Juan River as where it stands, this is quite beneficial especially during the rainy season where flooding is prone to commence.
This bridge is actually composed of four lanes which crosses the San Juan River then connects to Shaw Boulevard in Burol, Mandaluyong City and P. Sanchez Street in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
In terms of dimensions, the Sevilla Bridge has a 56.76-linear meter single span, along with a total width of 19.40 meters. It is also composed of a 7.65 meter carriageway, a 1.1-meter center island, and a 1.5 meter sidewalk for both northbound and southbound. The bridge was actually reconstructed in order to give way for other construction works which involve the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project.
The Sevilla Bridge was partially opened to motorists last June 26, specifically the lanes going to Shaw Boulevard. On the other hand, its opposite lanes were then completed a week after.
Better flow of traffic from Mandaluyong to Manila is further expected all thanks to the reopening of this infrastructure. San Miguel Corporation has already been serving extreme dedication in order to construct better roads ahead. Perhaps, we may continue to see more exciting and progressive projects in the years ahead.