TODAY, the BGC-Ortigas Bridge will be inaugurated, linking two major central business districts (CBDs) in Metro Manila - Ortigas Center and Bonifacio Global City (BGC). Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar has promised reduced travel time - 12 minutes to get from one CBD to the other. Well, it depends.

Whether the bridge becomes mired in bumper-to-bumper traffic or provides a free-flowing corridor even during rush hour will depend on how the bridge is used.

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