The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge is slowly becoming a reality, with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) hoping to finish its detailed engineering design by the first quarter of 2023.
DPWH Senior Undersecretary Emil Sadain stated during the marine geophysical survey and geotechnical investigation that the project is currently 55 percent complete.
According to their inspection report, the geological aspects of the site, both surface and subsurface, must be thoroughly studied before construction activities can begin.
This 32-kilometer cable-stayed bridge connecting Bataan and Cavite is expected to reduce travel time from five hours to 20 to 30 minutes once completed.
This four-lane permanent link, which is being built along Manila Bay, is hoped to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila, particularly for motorists traveling from Central Luzon provinces to the Southern Tagalog region or vice versa.
The alignment will run from the Timalan Balsahan shoreline in Naic, Cavite to the Alas-Asin land area in Mariveles, Bataan, passing through the vicinity of Corregidor Island.
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