Sergio Osmeña Bridge
Mactan–Mandaue Bridge, as seen from Mactan
|Carries||2 lanes of vehicular traffic; pedestrian sidewalks|
|Official name||Mactan–Mandaue Bridge|
|Maintained by||Department of Public Works and Highways|
|Total length||864 metres (2,835 ft)|
|Width||9 metres (30 ft)|
|Longest span||145 metres (476 ft)|
|Designer||Ronald C. Cosep and Associates|
The Mactan–Mandaue Bridge, officially the Sergio Osmeña Bridge, is a truss bridge that connects Mandaue City with Lapu-Lapu City in Metro Cebu, Philippines. It is one of two bridge that spans across the Mactan Channel, the other being the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, and connects the islands of Cebu and Mactan.
On September 19, 1968, Cebu Governor Rene G. Espina, then Acting Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications, met with Danao City Mayor Beatriz Durano, Samboan Mayor Beatriz Calderon, Mandaue City Mayor Demetrio Cortez, and S.C. Shangkuan, the bridge's contractor in Malacañang Palace to discuss with then Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, about the construction of the bridge. Construction began in 1970, a year after the ordination of Mandaue as a chartered city. It was inaugurated on July 4, 1973. The bridge was designed and created by Filipino engineers.
In April 2013 the Mactan Cebu Bridge Management Board renamed the bridge the Sergio Osmeña Bridge after the late Philippine President and former Cebu governor Sergio Osmeña, who was born in nearby Cebu City.
This bridge sits astride the northern end of the Mactan Channel, which is a gateway to the Cebu International Port which is managed by the Cebu Port Authority, where about 80% of domestic and international shipping operators and shipbuilders in the Philippines are located. The Marcelo Fernan Bridge is located about 1.6 kilometers [1 mile] north of the bridge.
The bridge has only one pedestrian walkway, on the south side of the bridge. From Mandaue City, on Cebu island, the bridge is accessed via A. C. Cortes Avenue. Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island is accessed via the Basak–Marigondon Road, which intersects with the Manuel L. Quezon National Highway.
- "Father of the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge". philstar.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11.