Widening of Baculud Bridge II in Cagayan Nearing Completion

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Travelling from Cagayan Valley Road in Amulung, Cagayan to nearby towns will soon be better with the bridge widening project set to be completed this year by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Citing a report of DPWH Region 2 Director Loreta M. Malaluan, Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the widening project is now at 95.59 percent completion rate under the implementation of the DPWH – Cagayan 3rd District Engineering Office (DEO) that will also complement to the on-going road widening along Cagayan Valley Road.
The 74-meter Baculud Bridge II along Cagayan Valley Road presently undergoes widening from two (2) to four (4) lanes with abutment on reinforced concrete deck girder on reinforced concrete piles foundation, concrete railings, stone masonry as slope protection and an asphalt overlay both on the newly constructed and existing sides of the bridge. 
“We are continuously working and fast-tracking the completion of the bridge widening project in Cagayan Valley Road as these additional lanes on both sides are expected to promote domestic trade, eco-tourism and agricultural delivery of goods as well as providing added road space for motorists which eases traffic congestion in the province,” said DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar.
The widening of Baculud II has an allocation of P69-million, funded under the FY 2019 General Appropriation Act (GAA).