Cordova, Cebu Mayor Mary Therese Sitoy Cho said the bridge will stretch on almost 5-kilometer distance from Cebu City.
Documentation for the bridge construction has already been finalized and engineers are now in the process of marking the site where the construction will start next year.
Mayor Cho also clarified that instead of the earlier construction cost pegged at Php17 billion, the 3rd bridge will be realized on a budget amounting to not less than Php22 billion in a span of 3 to 4 years.
When this construction of the 3rd bridge will come to fruition, Cho said, it will then take only a few minutes to travel to the Cebu International Airport.
At present, one has to hurdle a heavy traffic making a trip from Cebu City to the Cebu International Airport an ordeal.
Besides being an alternative route in going to the Cebu International Airport in Mactan, the municipality of Cordova will then be comfortably accessible by tourists as well as commuters, the town being presently dubbed as a tourist destination, Cho said.
Since the bridge construction will be done under a Private-Public Partnership (PPP), toll fees will have to be imposed on bridge users which will be managed by the Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation (MPTDC), said Cordova, Cebu Mayor Mary Therese Sitoy Cho. ###