Don Mariano Marcos Bridge in Abra

Don Mariano Marcos Bridge Abra Tayum Lagangilang Dolores River Water Construction History Collapse Repair Length Height Kalinga National Road Highway Boundary History Location Longest Toll Info The Don Mariano Marcos Bridge is a steel bridge cutting across the mighty Abra River in the municipality of Tayum, Abra. Located along the Abra Kalinga National Road which is the third longest bridge in the country today with a total length of 886.812 linear meters. The Don Mariano Marcos Bridge is strategically located between the boundaries of Tayum, Lagangilang and Dolores at one scenic portion of Abra River. The Don Mariano Marcos bridge itself collapsed in 1989. It took the Philippine Department of PUblic Works and Highways seven years to repair the bridge. Continue reading

The Abra River

Abra River Mountain Province Ilocos Sur Length Kilometers Lagang Ilang Malaya Range South China Sea Vigan Depth Swimming Size Distance Water Overflow Stream Fishing Cities Farm Valley History Info The Abra River is the major artery and source of life for the people that live in Abra Province. This is the biggest, longest and most popular river among the numerous rivers criss-crossing the valleys of the province. The Abra River runs from high in the mountains through lowland farms and into the China Sea, and through several provinces. two provinces, including the Mountain Province, Abra Province and Ilocos Sur. The Abra River flows northward for more than 90 kilometers. At Lagang-ilang, the river bends to the west, breaks through the granite wall of the Malaya Range and empties itself into the South China Sea (south of Vigan). For many generations, communities along the Abra River made their living from farming, fishing, handicrafts, and small-scale mining of gold and copper. In recent years, large corporations have begun mining the area’s gold, Continue reading