Patapat Viaduct, Pagudpud Ilocos Norte

Aug 27, 2012

From Pagudpud beach, we travel  further north to see one of the longest bridge in the Philippines, the Patapat Viaduct.  A viaduct is a bridge composed of many spans and may be over land or water, with arched under. The Patapat viaduct is long! We stopped at the middle to have our photos taken! Aside from the Paoay Church, this is my next favorite stop on our Ilocos tour because my boss was driving and while there was not much to see, he was game!
According to Wikipedia, the Patapat Viaduct is a viaduct at the municipality of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, a coastal resort town on the northernmost tip of Luzon Island in the Philippines. The bridge is elevated 31 meters over sea level, is 1.3 km concrete coastal bridge that connects the Maharlika Highway from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Valley Region. It rises along the town's coastal mountains, which is the starting point of the Cordillera Mountain Range that snakes through Northern Luzon. It is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines.

Too bad we were not able to do a group jumpshot because there were trucks and buses plying the viaduct!

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