Thursday, June 23, 2011

Patapat Viaduct, Pagudpud

When I first saw the photo of Patapat Viaduct, I asked my former colleague what it was and what's in there. She just said it's just a nice road where you can take a photo. So when it was our time to go there, we did just the same. When I was preparing to make this blog, I googled it and there I learned what it was. It's sad to think that there are tourist who goes to places for photos and never learning about the place. In my defense :)  the place was nice and can't help but take photos. I did remember asking our trike driver but he wasn't helpful at all.

I don't even know what a "viaduct" is (ha ha). Well as per Merriam-Webster, it is a long elevated roadway usually consisting of a series of short spans supported on arches, piers, or columns. Patapat is said to be 1.2km in length that connects Maharlika Highway from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Valley Region. It is the fourth longest bridge in the Philippines.

You will be amazed by the view of the snake shaped viaduct and the sea. The road is not that busy with vehicles...more of tourists right by at the middle of the road. You can stop and just take photos. The vehicles passing by would slow down as they are aware that this area is a tourist spot. The fun about this is when you are posing in the middle of the road and you can see a vehicle coming, you would hurry to get that shot.

*some photos were taken by Chando



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