The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to inaugurate the newly completed Lullutan Bridge project in Ilagan, Isabela. The said bridge project which has a total project cost of P772 million is aimed at supporting increased agricultural productivity in Region 2.
Citing a report by the DPWH – Urgent Bridges Construction Project for Rural Development-Project Management Office (UBCPRD-PMO), Public Works Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that the “Lullutan Bridge is one of the longest and most vital bridges in the region that shall boost interaction in the province of Isabela and open up new areas for development, particularly in the agricultural sector,”.
The newly built structure is a 500-meter structural steel bridge, with 14 spans, reinforced concrete slab supported with two (2) column pier resting on group bored piles foundation, and has a 1.175-kilometer long Portland Cement Concrete Pavement approaches. It connects Barangay Camalagui and Barangay Lullutan, Ilagan.
Singson said construction of the bridge also includes drainage facilities with slope protection to ensure safe access of motorists especially during rainy days when Cagayan River overflows.
The DPWH chief added that the Lullutan Bridge is just one of the many major bridge projects of the government that aims to facilitate economic growth in crucial regions, particularly in the rural areas.
“Our government believes that agricultural growth is an important component for poverty reduction, thus, we are pushing for timely completion of these kinds of projects,” said Singson.