The Department of Public Works and Highways, led by Secretary Mark Villar, formally inaugurated the bridge project crossing Cagayan River, which will connect the municipalities of Angadanan and San Guillermo in Province of Isabela.
Costing Php 459 million, the new Pigalo Bridge replaced the old and dilapidated structure destructed by typhoons Pedring and Quiel.
The bridge project involved the construction of a 450-meter long bridge with 250-meter approaches on each side, a 7.32-meter carriageway with nine bored piles, and two abutments with drainage structures and embankment protection work.
Aside from connectivity, the road will also serve as an efficient transport facility for the delivery 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,” Secretary Villar said.