A “SuperBridge” May Soon Connect Batangas and Mindoro

If this pushes through, traveling from Batangas to Mindoro and vice-versa will no longer require you to ride a boat.

According to a news post from CNN Philippines, a proposal was presented that shows a “SuperBridge” connecting Batangas and Mindoro.

The said bridge will run 14 kilometers long, which is expected to surpass the length of San Juanico Bridge that links Samar and Leyte. It may take five years to be constructed, which is estimated to cost around PhP 18 billion.

Batangas-Mindoro Superbridge(Photo from Batangas PIO via CNN Philippines)

The proposal was presented to Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto and Oriental Mindoro Gov. Alfonso Umali Jr. by the Office of the Governor of Batangas last August 26.

Based on the proposal, the bridge will start in “Barangay Ilijan in Batangas City and make a 6.4-kilometer span across Verde Island.”

A second connection will be linked “from the Verde Island going to the coastal barangay in Sinandigan in Pueto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.” This is expected to be about 4.4 kilometers long.

It is said to be the first floating bridge in Asia. It is expected to withstand cyclones with wind reaching a maximum of 350kph.

Previously, San Miguel Corp. (SMC) showed interest in building the said SuperBridge.

What do you think?

Will this make travel between Batangas and Mindoro easier?