Looking for someplace new to snap take picturesque footage of your new ride or a car club fun run? The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has a spot you might be interested in.
The government agency has just inaugurated the new Piglao Bridge crossing the Cagayan River in Isabela. This piece of infrastructure cost P459 million to build, and replaces the old structure left dilapidated by typhoons Pedring and Quiel.
By the looks of it, those funds were well spent. The bridge is a total of 450 meters long, with 250m approaches on each side. It also features concrete sidewalks and concrete railing for pedestrians. Look:
DPWH head Mark Villar says the new Piglao Bridge was completed in March, but the agency continued to improve upon its structural integrity to further prepare it for the high volume of vehicles expected to pass through it on a daily basis.
“The best asset of this new mega bridge is that it will provide direct access for residents in outlying barangays, while at the same time ensuring safe and convenient travel for both locals and tourists,” Villar added.
“With this bridge, travel time between the barangays of Angadanan and San Guillermo will be shortened by 30 minutes, thus promoting faster and easier transport of goods and services.”
Quicker travel times and a safe way to cross the Cagayan River? We’re down with that. That scenic backdrop is just a major bonus for car nuts, then. Are you looking forward to passing through this?