Holiday season is fast approaching and during this time of the year, preparing for long drives with family or barkada is a must. Now, if you're planning to go to Baguio for a stress-free getaway, you’ll be delighted about this great news. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has recently completed the new bridge that links the two of the famous provincial areas in the country.
Now open to motorists, the Anduyan Bridge is a 360-lineal meter section that stretches along Anduyan-Rizal-San Pascual-Nangalesan-Asin Road in Tubao, La Union. This new bridge is a two-lane road consists of 12 spans at 30 meters pre-stressed concrete girder and has sidewalks on each side, as well as reinforced concrete railings. With this newly-established bridge, locals do not have to use rafts anymore just to cross the Aringay river. The Anduyan Bridge also features two abutments and 11 piers resting on bored piles with a diameter of 1,600 to 1,800mm to secure the bridge’s stability.
Complementing the Anduyan Bridge is the 14.24-km long Aringay-Tubao Alternate Road. This alternate route connects Tubao, La Union to the picturesque view of Asin Hot Spring in Tuba, Benguet.
With a total cost of P493.9-million, this road project will significantly cut the travel time from the usual two hours to only 35 minutes. Meanwhile, the two hours and 25 minutes travel time from Tubao, La Union to Baguio City will be reduced to just an hour.
To ensure the safety of the motorists and commuters, DPWH incorporated road safety devices such as warning and regulatory signages, reflective thermoplastic pavement markings, solar powered street lights, and stone masonry slope protection.
Apart from the nice sceneries that you will witness while driving, this project is also a huge help to decongest the traffic along Marcos Highway, especially that the Kennon Road is still closed.
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