on April 19, 2007
Before the only means to cross the Cebu Strait was through a small boat that will take one from the ports of Mandaue to the ports of Mactan. Then the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge was built. I remembered passing through this bridge when I first came to Cebu in 1997. Now, a decade after, another bridge is passable to get people to transport from Mactan to Cebu. The second bridge is the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, named after a statesman who came from Cebu. The Marcelo Fernan Bridge is much longer than the first bridge. It looks more modern in architectural and engineering design. Cables are place on either side of the bridge just like the European suspension bridges. From the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, motorists can see the wonderful view of both islands. With the construction of the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, traffic has become bearable especially for those coming and going to the airport. Transfer of goods and services has also become more convenient compared to the time when only a single bridge existed.
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