Mactan–Mandaue Bridge

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Sergio Osmeña Bridge
Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.jpg
Mactan–Mandaue Bridge, as seen from Mactan
Coordinates10°19′11.4″N 123°57′20.3″E / 10.319833°N 123.955639°E / 10.319833; 123.955639Coordinates: 10°19′11.4″N 123°57′20.3″E / 10.319833°N 123.955639°E / 10.319833; 123.955639
Carries2 lanes of vehicular traffic; pedestrian sidewalks
CrossesMactan Channel
LocaleMetro Cebu
Official nameMactan–Mandaue Bridge
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways
DesignTruss Bridge
Total length864 metres (2,835 ft)
Width9 metres (30 ft)
Longest span145 metres (476 ft)
DesignerRonald C. Cosep and Associates
Construction start1970
Construction end1972
Daily trafficTwo–way
Under the structure of the Mactan–Mandaue Bridge.

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "Father of the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge". Retrieved 2017-01-11.

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