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Aparri Gateway to Cagayan

As our jeepney rounds the bend, I am presented with a splendid view of the Magapit Bridge spanning the Cagayan River. The village of Magapit is situated on the eastern shore of the Cagayan River at the junction of two major arterial roads, which link the northern municipalities with the south and the northeastern municipalities with the northwest.

Originally a gift from Japan, the Magapit suspension bridge was the first of it’s type to be erected in Asia. The bridge was constructed during the nineteen seventies and is most important, as it is the only bridge spanning the Cagayan river in the far north of Cagayan Province. It provides a more direct route from the northwestern municipalities to the capital city of Tuguegarao, as well as a road link to the northern port city of Aparri… Read on

La Hunter

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