Mactan-Mandaue Bridge

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First Mandaue-Mactan Bridge
Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.jpg
Mactan-Mandaue Bridge, seen from Mactan
Coordinates 10°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
Carries 2 lanes of vehicular traffic; pedestrian sidewalks
Crosses Mactan Channel
Locale Metro Cebu
Official name Mandaue-Mactan Bridge
Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways
Design Truss Bridge
Total length 864 m
Width 9 m
Longest span 145 m
Construction begin 1970
Construction end 1972
Opened 1972
Daily traffic Two-way

Mactan-Mandaue Bridge or popularly called The First Mactan-Mandaue Bridge is the first of two bridges spanning across the Mactan Channel and connecting the islands of Cebu and Mactan.


The 846-meter long and 9-meter wide box truss bridge was constructed during the term of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The construction began in 1970, a year after the declaration of Mandaue as a chartered city.[1] It was inaugurated on July 4, 1971.[2] Finished in 1972 at a cost of 65 million pesos.[3] The bridge was designed and created wholly by Filipino engineers.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "The Mandaue-Mactan Bridge (the Old Bridge)". Major Landmarks. The Mandaue City Official Website. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  2. ^ "History of Lapulapu City". Recorded Events. The Lapu-lapu City Government Website. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  3. ^ Cebu "Welcome to Cebu, Philippines". Cebu Travel Tips and Information. All Travel Network. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 

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