TWO BRIDGES in Manila will be temporarily closed for repairs and to give way to an infrastructure project. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Wednesday that the northbound lane of Concordia Bridge in Paco will be closed on Feb. 9, Saturday, at 11 p.m. and two lanes will be reopened the following day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. In May last year, the bridge’s southbound lane was also closed for repairs. Meanwhile, two lanes of Mabini Bridge, also known by its old name Nagtahan, which connects the districts of Paco and Sta. Mesa, will be closed starting next week to give way to the construction of the Skyway, which is expected to be completed within the year. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras