Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on April 27 presided over the inauguration of the country's longest cable-stayed bridge, the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway.

Designed to withstand high winds, the 650-meter-long crossing with a 390-m main span, came out undamaged after facing 150-mph gusts last December. The bridge crosses the Mactan Channel, linking Cebu City and Cordova, Cebu.

The Cebu Link Joint Venture of Spain's Acciona S.A. with locally-based firms First Balfour and D.M. Consunji Inc. delivered the bridge and approaches under a $400-million design-build contract for Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp.

A team of DCCD Engineering Corporation and Denmark's COWI A/S served as the owner's technical adviser.