Pinaglabanan Bridge connecting San Juan to Manila reopens to motorists

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San Juan Bridge reopened
The old San Juan Bridge or Pinaglabanan Bridge. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Pinaglabanan Bridge, also known as San Juan Bridge, has been reopened to motorists plying the route from San Juan to Manila and vice versa.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on March 11, 2020, that the newly-replaced San Juan Bridge has been reopened after it was closed down for two years of construction that also gave way to the ongoing construction of Skyway Stage 3 Project.

“Motorists can once again utilize San Juan Bridge which is now fully-restored, and is constructed with 1.5-meter sidewalk on both sides to cater to pedestrians crossing San Juan River,” said DPWH Secretary Villar.

The reopening of the newly-replaced and improved 46.85-meter Pinaglabanan Bridge will accommodate about 8,000 to 10,000 motorists daily. The bridge directly connects Old Sta. Mesa Street in the city of Manila and N. Domingo Street in San Juan City.

NHCP marker on Pinaglabanan bridge.

Prior to the bridge’s closure, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines had installed a historical marker on the bridge indicating it as having served as a boundary between Filipino and American soldiers during the world war.

More bridges across the nation that have recently opened to the public include the Kalibo Bridge, the longest bridge in Western Visayas, Leyte’s Purisima “Lock Bridge” inspired by Paris’ Pont des Arts bridge, and Bulacan’s newly opened Sitio Brown Bridge to improve access for students and farmers.

SEND CHEERS to motorists and residents in San Juan and Manila who can now use the reopened Pinaglabanan Bridge in San Juan!

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