DPWH embarks all-weather bridge in Cagayan

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

            A 270-meter bridge project that will facilitate countryside development in Cagayan Province is now in progress.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region II Director Melanio C. Briosos said construction operation has started for the Tallang Bridge project located in Baggao, a town located in the heart of Cagayan.

“We are implementing the P182-million Tallang Bridge Project along Baybayog-Baggao-Dalin-Sta. Margarita Road which will connect less developed barangays of Baggao to nearby urban centers,” said Director Briosos.

The bridge which is scheduled to be completed and opened to the public by May 2018 will be built to have nine (9) spans, with a carriageway width of 7.32 meters with abutments, and eight (8) piers utilizing bored piles as foundation.

It will be an all-weather structure, meaning it can endure strong winds and stream of water during typhoons.

When completed, it will provide convenience in transporting agricultural and commercial products from the countryside to major economic hubs in urban areas and other neighboring provinces of Cagayan.

           The project is also aimed to promote peace and development in the area of Baggao by improving its rural road connectivity.