Increased mobility within the Cagayan area is soon on its way as the new Pigalo Bridge is being constructed.
Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the 437 Million project will connect the rural communities in the province of Isabela.
“The project, together with the approaches, spans 450 linear meters across the Cagayan River which is comprised of 10 spans steel plate girders at 45.0m per span. It will have a carriageway width of 7.32m wherein both abutments and 9 piers rest on bored piles,” Villar said.
“Construction of approaches along the Alicia-Angadanan-San Guilermo Provincial Road, Angadanan, Isabela shall also be done in order to complement the proposed bridge,” he added.
Villar said the Pigalo Bridge project is geared towards attracting legitimate and productive local and foreign investments which will create employment opportunities for the populace who were also benefited by the Community Based Employment Program of the Department.
“DPWH has been providing services to the community that will allow them acquire and develop skills in carpentry and other construction related activities,” Villar noted.
The Pigalo Bridge project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.