DPWH opens P459-M Pigalo Bridge in Isabela

DPWH opens P459-M Pigalo Bridge in Isabela

Another important infrastructure has been completed under the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar led the  inauguration of the multi-million bridge project crossing Cagayan River that will serve as a vital link between the municipalities of Angadanan and San Guillermo, and other towns in the province of Isabela

The newly opened Pigalo Bridge was worth P459- million which replaced the old and dilapidated structure devastated by Typhoons Pedring and Quiel in 2011.

Pigalo bridge between the municipalities of Angadanan and San Guillermo (photo credit to owner)

“Durability and ease of transportation is no question. Although the bridge was completed last March, we continued to improve the integrity of the structure due to the anticipated high volume of heavy vehicles that are expected to pass through the bridge on a daily basis,” (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said.

The huge undertaking was spearheaded by DPWH Regional Office 2, involving the construction of a 450-meter long bridge with 250-meter approaches on each side, 7.32-meter carriageway, with nine 2-2.50-diameter bored piles and two abutments with drainage structures and embankment protection works.
Also included in the P459- million project is the provision of concrete sidewalk and installation of concrete railings to secure accessibility for walking pedestrians.
“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.
Aside from the prime benefit of connectivity, the bridge will serve as a direct access for residents in the near barangays while at the same time will ensure the safe and convenient transport of agricultural products from far-flung areas to big commercial hubs in the Cagayan Valley Region.
“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,” the Villar said.

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