Magapit Suspension Bridge
Magapit Suspension Bridge is a bridge that spans the Cagayan River, the longest and largest river in the Philippines. It is also known as the Golden Gate of Cagayan, as it resembles the famous bridge in San Francisco. It was built in 1978 and is one of the first suspension bridges in the country. You can cross the bridge by car or by foot and enjoy the view of the river and the mountains.
The bridge is located in the town of Lal-lo, Cagayan Province, in the Cagayan Valley region of the Philippines. It is about 16 kilometers away from Tuguegarao City, the capital city of Cagayan Province. The bridge connects Lal-lo to other towns and provinces in the region, such as Camalaniugan, Aparri, and Ilocos Norte. The bridge also serves as a flood control structure, as it regulates the flow of water from the river to the irrigation systems.
The bridge is a popular spot for sightseeing and photography, as it offers a stunning view of the river and the surrounding landscape. You can also see the view of the Sierra Madre mountain range, which is the longest mountain range in the Philippines. The bridge is also a venue for some cultural and religious events, such as the fluvial procession of Our Lady of Piat during her feast day on July 2.
The bridge is easily accessible by car or by tricycle from Tuguegarao City or Lal-lo town. You can also cross the bridge by foot or by bike and enjoy the breeze and the scenery. The best time to visit the bridge is during the summer season, from March to May, when there is less rainfall and more sunshine.