(KM 576) Patapat Viaduct – Ilocos Trip

The Patapat Viaduct is one of the best scenes in the country I’ve ever seen.

A few minutes before getting off the bus, we asked the kundoktor how to get back. He said, there are lots of buses returning to Laoag. We then got off the bus and took pictures for 15mins. During taking nice pictures, that there was actually no bus or any public vehicle at all.

“The bridge is elevated 31 meters over sea level, is 1.3 km concrete coastal bridge that connects the Maharlika Highway from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Valley Region. It rises along the town’s coastal mountains, which is the starting point of the Cordillera Mountain Range that snakes through Northern Luzon. It is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines. is geographically located at latitude (18.5733 degrees) 18° 34′ 23″ North of the Equator and longitude (120.896 degrees) 120° 53′ 45″ East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of the world.” — Wikipedia

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One sexy bridge.

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The farthest point in the North I’ve gone to.

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Good thing we brought towels (for Pagudpud beach) so we used to shade us then we ran to the end of the bridge and waited for a bus. After 15-20 mins of hopelessly waiting, an empty tricycle passed by and we rode it.

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