By Betheena Unite
After almost a year since its closure, the replacement of the old Tripa de Gallina was already completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.
The southbound lanes of the bridge located at Buendia Avenue in Pasay City were closed for replacement last August 2018.
On Friday, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the whole bridge is now open to traffic.
According to DPWH-National Capital Region Director Ador Canlas, aside from reconstructing the 50-year-old eight-lane bridge, it was also strengthened to align with the current standard for bridges.
“We are glad to announce that the newly-replaced Tripa de Gallina Bridge is now seismic-resistant and can handle ground acceleration ranging from 7 to 8 magnitude,” said Canlas.
The reconstruction of Tripa de Gallina Bridge costing P23.2 million came after it was identified by the DPWH Bridge Management System Inventory as among the weak bridges that need replacement with the inevitable wear and tear by about 50 years of service.