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
Carries2 lanes of N1 / AH26 (Maharlika Highway), vehicular traffic and pedestrian sidewalks
CrossesCagayan River
LocaleLal-lo, Cagayan
Official nameMagapit Suspension Bridge
Other name(s)Magapit Bridge
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
MaterialSteel
Total length449.14 m (1,473.6 ft)
Width20.44 m (67.1 ft)[1]
Longest span257 m (843 ft)
Load limit20 t (20,000 kg)
No. of lanesTwo-lane single carriageway
History
Opened1978
Location

The Magapit Bridge is suspension bridge spanning 257 meters (843 ft) that connects the east and west sides of the Cagayan River in Lal-lo, Cagayan, Philippines. Opened in 1978, it carries Maharlika Highway, linking Barangays Bangag and Magapit in Lal-lo. 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 on 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved March 17, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ DPWH: Magapit Bridge closed starting May 16 for repair "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-05-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)