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“OK, we like the bridge (and some facts)”

Ranked #23 of 121 things to do in Cebu City
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite amazed there are so many reviews of this bridge... to me, the start of construction on this bridge marked the period when Cebu began to have congested "traffic" that could be compared to Manila. And now that construction has ended and the bridge functions alongside "the old bridge," the traffic never seems to have died down... its worse than ever (but I think that's just a function of the growth of the city since 1999).

But here are a few facts: bridge opened August 1999 to decongest traffic of older bridge, total length 1237 meters (4058.40 feet), center span of 185 meters (606.96 feet), completed by in August 1999, and inaugurated by President Joseph Estrada in the same month - one of the widest and longest bridge spans in the Philippines. Bridge constructed with help of Japanese Government, named after Senator Marcelo Fernan, Cebu City. Mactan Island side of the bridge, Millennium Park at base bridge piers, Filipino Seafarers Memorial in park. Bridge has two pedestrian walkways, north/south side - well-loved for jogging and marathons.

Thank John T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its good to see this bridge.
Though you can see the informal settlers on the river. Hope they can keep the water there clean.

Thank cheri0504
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know what's special about this bridge. It's just a regular bridge in it. it connects Cebu and Mactan island. that's it.

Thank Jude Matthew E
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

One of the few Bridges that connects Cebu with Mactan. You might get a nice look from top but that kind of is it already. Maybe you will drive over the bridge on your way to the port, or from it, so you do not really even come here just for the looks.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Amazing Structure made for the cebu-mactan connection.
one of the only two bridge that connects a busy city.
looking forward to a 3rd bridge.
This and the "old" bridge is the only way by land to the airport, airforce and mactan island.

1  Thank gedgallego
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