DPWH To Construct a New P437-Million Pigalo Bridge in Cagayan Province Under Duterte Admin


Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) confirmed that the agency will be constructing a new P437-million bridge in Cagayan Province. The Pigalo Bridge aims to connect rural communities in Isabela Province to the rest of the region.


The bridge will hasten the delivery of the agricultural products of Cagayan and Isabela Province, it will also boost the economic productivity of the two provinces.

According to Sec. Mark Villar, the new bridge will increase mobility in Cagayan and Isabela. He was quoted as saying "The project, together with the approaches, will cross the Cagayan River. It will have a carriageway width of 7.32 meters, wherein both abutments and nine piers rest on bored piles," Villar said.

Sec. Villar also added that "Construction of approaches along the Alicia-Angadanan-San Guillermo Provincial Road in Angadanan, Isabela shall also be done in order to complement the proposed bridge," he stated.


The DPWH Secretary also noted that he Pigalo Bridge Project is geared toward attracting legitimate and productive loca and foreign investments, which will create employment opportunities for the populace who also benefited from the Community Based Employment Program of the department.

The Pigalo Bridge worth P437-million to construct is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019. It had been destroyed by two successive typhoons in 2011, according to Angadanan Mayor Lourdes Panganiban.

DPWH Region 2 Director Melanio Briosos revealed to the local media that the initial work on the bridge has begun. He also stated that the reconstruction of the 450-meter bridge will restore the regular routine of the residents and is expected to boost the economy of Angadanan and nearby towns by easing the transport of goods and services.

Source: PIA


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