Kasikas: JR Borja Bridge as of 6/2/2014

 

 

The Max Suniel St cor Vamenta Blvd approach of the JR Borja Bridge is now being completed. The two-lane bridge is now connected to Vamenta, and is now being smoothed out to maintain road grade/level.

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CEPALCO, city telephone and utilities providers are yet to remove and rewire the posts blocking the way.

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On the Burgos approach, the bridge is not yet connected as it is blocked by a residential building. Concrete on Burgos corner JR Borja Streets however, are being hammered away to accommodate the landing of the bridge end, in which the road grade will be increased to match the level of the bridge, and quite possibly, to match the level of Capistrano Street to avoid sloping the road.20140604-075648.jpg

While the bridge trusses are quite similar to Ysalina Bridge, one element that sets it apart from other bridges in the city is the use of decorative concrete as railings for both sides. This is, after all, being dubbed as the “Spanish Bridge”.20140604-075706.jpg

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When this bridge will be complete, it will accommodate 2-lane traffic. We have a hunch that this will either operate as is, or this and Ysalina Bridge will be turned into one way roads to avoid clogging it with traffic (provided that parts of JR Borja are already one-way).