TYLin is providing Detailed Design Engineering (DED) for the new Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge in the Philippines.
The contract was awarded to a joint venture of TYLin and the Republic of Korea’s Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants, working with Switzerland-based Renardet and the Philippines’ DCCD Engineering Corporation.
The project includes a 32.15-kilometer-long, four-lane, cable-stayed bridge that will cross the Manila Bay and connect Barangay Alas-asin in Mariveles, Bataan, and Barangay Timalan, Naic, Cavite.
The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge project includes the construction of two cable-stayed navigation bridges. Called the North Channel Bridge and South Channel Bridge, the structures will have main spans of 400 meters and 900 meters, respectively. The marine bridges will stand in water as deep as 50 meters.
Benefits of the new Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge include reducing the current travel time between the provinces of Bataan and Cavite from five hours to 30 minutes or less and easing traffic congestion in the densely populated capital city of Manila.
The bridge will also introduce new expansion and economic growth opportunities outside of Manila, such as developing seaports in Cavite and Bataan as major international shipping portals to the Philippines.
The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project is led by the project owner, the Government of the Philippines, and implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of the Philippine government. The project is being developed with funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The TYLin-led team is currently performing Preliminary Engineering Design and Geotechnical Site Investigations, with Detailed Engineering Design to follow. The design phase is targeted for completion in the third quarter of 2022.
- TYLin’s innovative technical scheme earned the top score for the technical proposal.
- Design innovations include increasing the span length of the marine approach viaducts using heavy lift cranes and reducing the number of foundations in deep water.
- The creative delivery plan uses production staff from across TYLin’s offices worldwide and the Global Infrastructure pillar of Dar Group, the firm’s parent company.