The 8.5 km-long Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEx) has been opened to traffic, making it the longest bridge in the Philippines. The bridge will connect Cebu and Cordova and is expected to serve around 40,000 vehicles daily. The CCLEx will reduce travel time between Mactan and Cebu International Airport by 40 minutes as well as alleviate traffic congestion on existing inter-island crossings.
The cable-stayed bridge has been designed to withstand winds of up to 250km/h as the area is prone to heavy typhoons.
The bridge was developed under a USD400 million design-build contract awarded by Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) to Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) of Acciona S.A, First Balfour and D.M. Consunji Incorporated.
A joint venture (JV) company comprising DCCD Engineering Corporation (DCCD) and Cowi provided technical assistance and engineer services for the bridge construction. Dissing & Weitling Architects provided inputs on early architectural layout.