Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation (MPTC)
|Main Contractor||Cebu Link Joint Venture|
|Duration of work||2016 - 2021|
The Cebu-Cordoba Link Expressway Project (CCLEX) will realize a new motorway, with two lanes in each direction, which will mainly travel over intertidal coral reefs and cross the Mactan Channel via a high cable-stayed bridge (Cebu Bridge) connected to the mainland by long viaducts.
In detail, the CCLEX, starting from the side of Cebu City, will consist of:
• Ramp to be built alongside the existing CSCR viaduct, 640 m long;
• Ramp to be built alongside the existing CSCR viaduct, 628 m long;
• Cebu viaduct, 340 m long;
• Cebu Bridge with five spans, for a total length of 651.5 m and a central span 390 m long;
• Cordoba viaduct, including an 810 m long toll area with 8 lanes in each direction;
• The causeway, which connects the toll area to the Mactan Circumferential Road (MCR), will be about 5,100 m long and will include 4 low-level viaducts: the Cordova Channel Viaduct (180 m), the Cordova-Gabi Pilipog Viaduct (300 m), the Cordova Fishermen’s Viaduct (60 m) and the Cordova-Pilipog Viaduct (60 m).
• The motorway will end with a T-junction with connection to the MCR at Pilipog.
The Cebu Bridge will be a cable-stayed bridge with two central towers reaching a height of +145.00 m above medium sea level, due to restrictions on the authorization of air navigation; and both the central towers and the rear piers will be supported by deep foundations.
Two stainless steel crosses will be attached to the upper part of each tower and allow the anchorage, at the centre of the transversal section of the span, of a flat system of single stays which will be made up of 14 stays on each side of the tower.
The stays will be positioned at a distance of 7.5 m in the rear spans and 12.0 m along the main span.