Published: Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Alternate Routes & Rerouting Plan for Otis Bridge Closure & Reconstruction

The MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) has announced the rerouting plan in view of the Otis Bridge closure. Alternative routes have to be taken because Otis Bridge is in danger of collapsing if it will continue to be used.

Otis Bridge rerouting

Repair and reconstruction of Otis Bridge will take at least 9 months. (The Manila Times)

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ordered the immediate closure of Otis Bridge on Monday after barangay officials reported reported a 10-meter crack on the 50-year old bridge near the center island. Upon inspection, engineers of the DPWH found that the bridge’s girders were already deformed thus it is no longer safe for motorists.

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In a press conference, the MMDA and DPWH said old age is to blame for the deterioration of the bridge. On top of this, the the number of loaded trucks passing thru it from the pier to Quirino Highway added the damage. The MMDA estimates that around 6,000 truck pass thru Otis Bridge everyday.

Repair and reconstruction is expected to last for at least 9 months, and heavy traffic in the area is expected. As such, motorists are expected to take alternate routes.

Alternate Routes/Traffic Rerouting Otis Bridge

All southbound vehicles coming from Nagtahan going to United Nations Ave. should go straight to Pres. Quirino Ave., then turn right to Plaza Dilao, and straight to Pres Quirino Ave. Ext., then turn left to United Nations Ave. to point of destination.

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All vehicles eastbound of United Nations Ave. should turn right to Pres. Quirino Ave. to Plaza Dilao to point of destination.

Alternate Routes/Traffic Rerouting for Trucks and Trailers

From South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to R-10, take President Quirino Avenue, left turn at Plaza Dilao, right to President Quirino Avenue Extension, straight to U.N. Avenue, right to Romualdez, right to Romualdez to destination.

From R10 to SLEX, right at C-3 Road, 5th Avenue, left to A. Bonifacio Avenue, NLEX, right to Smart Connect Service Road, right to Mindanao Avenue to destination.