The Ayala Bridge in San Miguel, Manila was closed yet again to make way for additional repairs.
According to GMA News, the said bridge was closed at 1 p.m. yesterday (September 27) and will be opened on Thursday (October 1).
In this regard, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) issued alternate routes for motorists going to and from Manila. The MMDA adds that motorists should expect moderate to heavy traffic.
The alternate routes are the following:
Southbound (via Otis or Pres. Quirino Avenue)
(1) All vehicles coming from Magsaysay Blvd., Legarda St. and Lacson Ave., take Nagtahan or Mabini Bridge then turn right at M. Guanzon St. (Otis), straight towards U.N. Ave. to destination.
(2) From Magsaysay Blvd., Legarda St. and Lacson Ave., take Nagtahan or Mabini Bridge then straight towards Pres. Quirino Ave.
Southbound (via P. Casal St.)
(1) All vehicles coming from P. Casal St., right at Carlos Palanca Road towards McArthur Bridge to destination.
(1) All vehicles from Romualdez St. turn left to Ayala Blvd., right to Taft Ave. and take Quezon or Jones Bridge to destination.
(2) All vehicles coming from Roxas Blvd. or Taft Ave., take Quezon or Jones Bridge towards Quezon Blvd. to destination.
As a review, the Ayala Bridge was closed from March to July 2015 for repairs. The bridge was raised by .70 meters in order to allow barges and other large water vessels ferrying goods to pass under it. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) also said that the Ayala Bridge is earthquake-resistant by integrating it with two seismic engineering tools: high-damping rubber bearing and base isolation.