An iconic landmark in the region

Construction of 8.5 kilometre tollway with 650 metre cable-stayed bridge.

The most anticipated major infrastructure project in Cebú -the 8.5-kilometre Cebú-Cordova Link Expressway, CCLEX, is not only an additional bridge linking the mainland of Cebú to Mactán Island, but has also become at an iconic landmark in the region.


On 23 November 2017, the Award announcement for the "Construction and Design" contract was issued from CCLEX to Cebú Link Joint Venture (CLJV), formed by ACCIONA and its two local partners, First Balfour Inc. and D.M. Consunji Inc. The contract was signed on 19 December 2017. The project was completed in 2022.


Cebú Córdova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), managed the construction and oversee the operation of CCLEX through a Joint Venture Agreement with the City of Cebú and the Municipality of Córdova. CCLEX is operated as a tollway.

At the end of the 35-year concession period, the project will be handed off to the two LGU-Grantors.

The project's main structure is the cable-stayed viaduct with a main span of almost 400 metres of light between pylons. In addition, this new infrastructure will also be made up of several viaducts, as well as a 5 kilometre-long stretch of roadway.

The construction of this new bridge provides numerous benefits for managing traffic in the area, alleviating the congestion on existing bridges.

This infrastructure involves a new connection between the industrial area of Cebú and Mactán International Airport, as well as with the new urban developments of Córdova located on the same island, thus constituting a channel of support and a revitalising element for the local economy.


  • Location: Cebú, Philippines.
  • Contract type: Design and construction.
  • Consortium: ACCIONA, First Balfour Inc. and D.M. Consunji Inc.
  • Infrastructure: Construction of 8.5 kilometre tollway with 650 metre cable-stayed bridge.
  • Year of project completion: 2022


The highway has two lanes in each direction, and a bridge with a design speed of 80-90 kilometres per hour (km/h) and 51 metres high, with navigation authorisation for shipping traffic is expected to serve at least 50,000 vehicles daily.

Currently one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country, CCLEX provides an alternative connection between Mactán Island, where Mactán - Cebú International Airport (MCIA) is located, and Metro Cebú. It will help to decongest traffic on the two existing bridges, the Marcelo Fernán Bridge and the Mandaue - Mactán Bridge. It will strengthen the load capacity of the road network in Metro Cebú.

Key figures


km of two-lane highway


metre viaduct


new jobs


m2 of total planned construction area


m3 total expected amount of earthmoving


tonnes of concrete

Technology and innovation

novel beam launcher

ACCIONA, with its engineering business line, designed and manufactured a novel beam launcher for seven months. This is one of the key elements for construction.

Designed by the ACCIONA Engineering team, this launcher is capable of launching and mounting beams up to 110 tonnes in ramp (up) and slope (down) conditions up to 7 %, and up to a maximum length of 52 metres.


The launcher uses an innovative rack and sprocket system that increases the safety and accuracy of operation and allows full control to manoeuvre on slopes, navigating the hazards associated with the conventional system using a winch and cable.


The launcher was manufactured in the Central Workshops of ACCIONA's Construction business in Madrid, which involved more than 25,000 working hours, dedicated mainly to building its main structure, which weighs a total of 280 tonnes.


To build the Cebu Bridge, ACCIONA and its partners will use a total of 470 beams, which will have a total length of 2,670 metres. Unique in the industry, this beam launcher highlights the differential value that ACCIONA provides in being able to solve any challenge presented in a project using its material and human resources, becoming an international reference point in the Self Performing Office (SPO) model.

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