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Bridge linking BGC and Ortigas has opened

Hopefully, this will indeed ease traffic congestion in the area

Are you excited to try this new bridge? PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

If you’ve ever tried commuting to Bonifacio Global City for work, you’ll know that getting in and out of it is almost always a pain in the ass. And while traffic might not be as bad as before, one can only imagine the carnage that will ensue along the financial district’s roads once everything really gets back to normal. Unless, of course, the Santa Monica-Lawton Bridge can do something about it.

This should be good news for those who live or work in BGC. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

This elevated link between Pasig and Taguig opened today, and is one of the many projects being fast-tracked by the government as part of its “Build, Build, Build” program. Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar has bold claims about the bridge’s supposed effect on Metro Manila’s traffic. One of them is the estimated crossing time of just 12 minutes.

Let us take advantage of this bridge. Have fun driving. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The Santa Monica-Lawton Bridge is just one small part of the government’s goal to make every city in Metro Manila reachable within 30 minutes of each other. The DPWH secretary is optimistic that such a lofty target can be achieved once all of Skyway Stage 3’s entry and exit ramps are opened.

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