Diosdado Macapagal Bridge - Butuan City

Touted by the people of Butuan as a "legacy that would last a hundred  years and make life easier for the whole CARAGA Growth Area," the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge in Butuan City which was completed in May 2007 is Mindanao's longest. It connects the Philippine-Japan Friendship Bridge and the Butuan City-Cagayan-Iligan road. With a total length of 10.3-kilometre ring road around Butuan and the only cable stayed bridge with single tower and steel deck in Mindanao, the Macapagal Bridge (shortened) is becoming more popular. 
The bridge has a great design to address the worsening traffic in Butuan. It also provides the entire CARAGA region its transport needs and services by supporting the influx of people and other commodities needed for growth and development. The project was funded by Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to the people of Butuan. It was lobbied to former President Ramos, approved by former President Estrada, and implemented by former President Arroyo. Yes, it took so long for the bridge to be constructed, but it was worth waiting.
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8 comments:

  1. I was raised in Butuan but honestly speaking, I never know about this. Such a shame! :(

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    1. It's alright. At least, now you know :)

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  2. Yes...this Butuan. Atyo ini. Kadyawon ta!

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    1. Yours words Sir Enzo, could you please translate them in English? Thank you :)

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  3. Have witnessed the sunset in this bridge and its so lovely! :)

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    1. Really? Wow, that must be amazing. Wish I could see one too.

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