It was a sight to behold.
The opening of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), now the longest bridge in the Philippines surpassing the Candaba Viaduct of North Luzon Expressway, is finally here and the scene it presents is breathtakingly beautiful.
Photos of the newly opened CCLEX was captured by renowned photographer Erwin Lim during the Cebu Business Month Tourism Kickoff: Bridge Ride created a buzz in the netizens as it can hardly be recognized as somewhere in Cebu city.
One of the highlights of the bridge ride though is the added aesthetic of these vintage cars. It was like a scene from a movie set in the 70’s and 80’s in a foreign country with the vast sky, the elegant bridge and the collection of automobiles rarely seen.
And to note, these are not just vintage cars but rare ones that has a price range way out of the reach of ordinary citizens. We are talking about models of big names like Porsche, Mercedez-Benz and Ferarri. Talk about flex.
Cebu is accelerating indeed and this CCLEX is another thing that we’ll all be proud of.
The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) toll rates are the following:
- P90 – Class I vehicles such as cars, jeepneys, pick-ups, vans, and motorcycles. The CCLEC is still looking into how much of a discount to give for motorcycles under 400cc.
- P180 – Class I vehicles above 7ft in height (except when the top load is recreational equipment such as bikes, surfboards, and the like which must be securely fastened and not intended for commercial use).
- P180 – Class II vehicles such as light trucks, tourist/school and public utility buses.
- P270 – Class III vehicles such as heavy and multi-axle trucks and trailers.
The CCLEX is designed for maximum speed of up to 80 kph but the CCLEC is implementing a 60 kph limit for safety measures because motorists are still not familiar with the expressway.
Note: Motorists should not stop at any area in the entire stretch of the expressway. Cash payments will be accepted in the meantime and motorists are advised to prepare the exact toll fare.