The Department of Public Works and Highways on Thursday opened to the motoring and commuting public the Quirino Bridge II, or the Concordia Bridge, on Quirino Highway in Paco, Manila.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar led the reopening of the bridge, which costed P58 million to reconstruct.
“A six-lane Quirino Bridge II can now be used by motorists going in and out of the southern part of Manila with the completion of three southbound lanes in October and now the three northbound lanes,” Villar said.
He noted that the reconstruction of the northbound lanes was halted to make way for the Christmas rush, but was completed by DM Consunji, Inc, within a month, from February to March 2019.
Quirino Bridge II, underneath the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project in Manila, was temporarily closed last year and reconstruction of its southbound lane was done from June to October 2018.
The bridge is a 24-linear meter, single-span road that forms part of Circumferential Road II connecting the cities of Manila, Pasay, and Makati to the rest of central and eastern Metro Manila, including the cities of Quezon, Mandaluyong, Pasig, San juan, and Marikina, and the province of Rizal.