Magapit Suspension Bridge

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Magapit Suspension Bridge
Magapit Bridge, Lal-lo, Cagayan.jpg
Magapit Suspension Bridge at dusk in 2007.
Coordinates18°07′20″N 121°40′22″E / 18.122258°N 121.672672°E / 18.122258; 121.672672Coordinates: 18°07′20″N 121°40′22″E / 18.122258°N 121.672672°E / 18.122258; 121.672672
CrossesCagayan River
LocaleCagayan
Official nameMagapit Suspension Bridge
Other name(s)Magapit Bridge
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways
Characteristics
DesignSuspension Bridge
Total length449.14m
Longest span257 m
Load limit20 Tons
History
Construction end1978
Opened1978
Statistics
Daily traffic2 lanes of vehicular traffic; pedestrian sidewalks

The Magapit Bridge is suspension bridge that opened in 1978 to connect the east and west sides of the Cagayan River in the province of Cagayan. It is located in Magapit, Lal-lo, Cagayan, Philippines. The bridge was also named by the locals as the "Golden Gate of Cagayan". This bridge is one of the only two bridges in the province that runs across the mighty waterway of the Cagayan River.[citation needed]

The late Engr. Angel G. Villanueva was the project engineer of Magapit suspension bridge under IWCDC (owned by the Dys) and Japanese consultants.[citation needed]

Rehabilitation[edit]

The bridge undergone rehabilitation that started in May 16, 2012 and ended November 20, 2012. Traffic in that area were serviced by ferry boats in lieu of the rehabilitation. The rehabilitation project had an estimated cost of 100 million pesos. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DPWH: Magapit Bridge closed starting May 16 for repair "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-05-28.