Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge

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Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge
CrossesIloilo Strait
Guimaras Strait
Tañon Strait
Characteristics
Total lengthMore than 40,000 m (130,000 ft)
History
Construction costUS$ 1 billion (projected)

The Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge is a planned network of bridges in the Visayas in the Philippines connecting the islands of Panay, Guimaras, Negros, and Cebu.

History[edit]

Previous proposals[edit]

There were several proposals to build bridges linking the islands in the Visayas. In 1999, the Japan International Cooperation Agency created a master plan for two bridges connecting Panay, Guimaras, and Negros; the first bridge spanning 20.6 kilometers (12.8 mi) was planned to link Leganes, Iloilo to Buenavista, Guimaras, and the second bridge measuring 20.6 kilometers (12.8 mi) was meant to connect San Lorenzo, Guimaras to Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. The Department of Public Works and Highways conducted a study on building bridges that would connect Panay, Guimaras, and Negros which were projected to require a ₱28.5 billion budget if the bridges are to be built.[1]

In 2013, Governors Alfredo Marañon Jr. of Negros Occidental and Arthur Defensor Sr. of Iloilo made a proposal to build a 14.5 kilometers (9.0 mi) bridge that would link E.B. Magalona. Negros Occidental and Banate, Iloilo.[1]

Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge[edit]

A network of bridges dubbed as the Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge is to be built by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2017. The bridges which will link the provinces of Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, and Cebu would range from 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) to 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) and will cost around US$ 1 billion. Upon the bridge network's completion its combine length will be longer than the longest bridge in the country San Juanico Bridge.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dangcalan, Danny (22 June 2013). "Proposed bridge linking Negros, Panay revived". The Freeman. The Philippine Star. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ Espina, Marchel (4 November 2016). "$1-B bridge connecting 4 Visayas islands to be completed in Duterte's term". Sun Star Bacolod. Retrieved 24 November 2016.